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Vol 55 No 2

Published 24th January 2014

Côte d'Ivoire

Long shadow of 2011

The parties prepare for next year’s elections amid strong economic growth but a disquieting inability to move on from the past

Côte d’Ivoire will enjoy robust economic growth in 2014, although against a background of political conflict rooted in the lingering divisions of the post-election crisis of 2010-11. Two questions dominate politics. Will the governing coalition hold together and produce a candidate for the 2015 presidential election? And will the party of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, the Front populaire ivoirien (FPI), field a candidate?

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