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Vol 54 No 8

Published 12th April 2013

Côte d'Ivoire

Independents in name

In Abidjan’s large suburb of Yopougon, seven of nine candidates are standing as independents, with one candidate from the Parti démocratique de Côte d’Ivoire-Rassemblement démocratique africain and the other from the Rassemblement des républicains. Another suburb, Abobo, offers a similar picture: five of seven independents, one PDCI, one RDR. The latter happens to be the heavyweight Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Energy, Adama Toungara.

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