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Vol 52 No 24

Published 2nd December 2011


Côte d'Ivoire

Gbagbo to the Hague, nation to the polls

Former coalition partners divide up the parliamentary spoils

The arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo by the International Criminal Court and his rendition to the Hague on 30 November prompted surprisingly little protest, given that 46% of Ivorians had voted for him in elections almost exactly a year ago. The political careers of Gbagbo and his wife Simone Gbagbo (who remains under house arrest in Korhogo) are clearly over but there are also doubts about the future of their political party, the Front populaire ivoirien (FPI), which is boycotting parliamentary elections due on 11 December.

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