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Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO)

Date of Birth: 1 January 1942
Place of Birth: Dimbokro


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Mon général

His brother Jean-Baptiste was Chef de Cabinet to Alassane Dramane Ouattara when he was Premier and strongly backed ADO's bid for the presidency when founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny died in December 1993...

Meanwhile the civilian presidential candidates Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) leader Laurent Gbagbo and Rassemblement des Républicains (RDR) contender Alassane Ouattara quarrel over ministries in the army-backed transitional government; the barons of the once ruling Parti Démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (PDCI-RDA) are in shock having lost their perennial power...


Reverse roles

The influence of the Dioula-speaking mainly Muslim north will increase with the end of Bédié and his 'Ivoirité' doctrine which discriminated against the north and his rival former Premier Alassane Ouattara...


Putsch de Noël

Too many civilians and soldiers think the coup has been hijacked for the benefit of Alassane Dramane Ouattara leader of the Rassemblement des Républicains and former Prime Minister...


Bédié's flashpoint

Crisis has come in the struggle by President Henri Konan Bédié to exclude from next year's presidential election the recently retired Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Alassane Dramane Ouattara...


    Vol 40 No 22 |
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Counter-attack

Relations between Bédie's government and Washington are deteriorating rapidly after strong words over the arrests of supporters of former Premier and Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Alassane Ouattara...


No holds barred

Now though President Henri Konan Bédié is determined to be re-elected and his government has launched a virulent campaign against his only serious rival Alassane Dramane Ouattara (AC Vol 40 No 17)...


ADO ado

The scandal over the embezzlement of 18 billion CFA francs of European Union aid money (AC Vol 40 No 14) has helped reduce the government's cash to fight off Alassane Dramane Ouattara's presidential challenge...

The government still claims the constitution forbids Alassane Ouattara to stand for the presidency or lead a political party but his campaign has started well; and bereft of income from traditional sources the PDCI may have more problems swinging the vote...


EU exports

When the International Monetary Fund accuses Côte d'Ivoire of opaque accounting (repeatedly) President Henri Konan Bédié blames his rival Alassane Dramane Ouattara (also repeatedly AC Vol 40 No 8)...


Fighting the Fund

Bédié had insinuated that the IMF whose Deputy Managing Director is Bédié's arch political rival Alassane Dramane Ouattara was taking an unreasonably tough negotiating stance over Abidjan's three-year structural adjustment programme...


Pushing out patronage

More exciting (and better covered in the lively local press) is the battle for political power between President Henri Konan Bédié and former Premier and current IMF Deputy Managing Director Alassane Dramane Ouattara who is due back in Abidjan in July to challenge Bédié for the presidency in the run up to the elections next year...


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