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Côte d’Ivoire

Laurent Gbagbo

Date of Birth: 31 May 1945
Place of Birth: Mama village, near Gagnoa


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The downside of a landslide

The compliant CEI has also helpfully ruled that both former parliamentary speaker and militia leader Guillaume Soro and ex-President Laurent Gbagbo both potential candidates may not vote let alone stand for office...


Citing force majeure, Ouattara will run for a third term

Waiting in the wings is Laurent Gbagbo Ouattara's old rival preparing to return to Côte d'Ivoire to cheer on the opposition...

In October Ouattara will face opponents representing a broader range of opinion than in 2015 when the hegemonic RHDP's main challenger was Pascal Affi N'Guessan leading the half of the Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) that was no longer loyal to former head of state Laurent Gbagbo...

They could shape the contest by mobilising anti-Ouattara opinion even from their enforced residence in Europe: they are former parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro and former President Laurent Gbagbo...


Quest for a new dauphin

The defence minister was always more of a natural politician than Gon Coulibaly more experienced in the campaigning arts and always careful to nurture links to groups beyond the RHDP base including some supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo...


An 80s classic

Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo although free to travel once flights are restored post-Covid-19 could wait months before learning whether the International Criminal Court will uphold his January 2019 acquittal on alleged human rights crimes against the appeal of chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (AC Vol 61 No 12 Affairs of state and of the heart)...


Farewell to arms

In 2011 Zuma angered Angola and Nigeria among others for stationing the navy ship SAS Drakensberg off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire during the fighting which ended the rule of Laurent Gbagbo (AC Vol 52 No 4 Democracy standoff)...


Affairs of state and of the heart

This time it's the Court's surprise decision on 29 May to lift its travel restrictions on former President Laurent Gbagbo and his ally Charles Blé Goudé as they await the outcome of the prosecution's appeal against their acquittal...

The fact that Bakayoko unlike Gon Coulibaly has kept open channels to former President Laurent Gbagbo's Front populaire ivoirien (FPI) adds a further element of intrigue...


Ouattara and son

Gon has been a key lieutenant to Ouattara for three decades loyal even as he was shut out of presidential races in 1995 and 2000 by the ethnically discriminatory ivoirité laws and at his side in Abidjan's Golf hotel in 2010-11 barricaded by the forces of Laurent Gbagbo after the latter refused to acknowledge election defeat...


Soro sounds off

Back in 2010 Soro feeling betrayed by ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's rejection of the 2010 presidential election result delivered victory to Ouattara by taking his rebel army across the political divide (AC Vol 56 No 12 The election gets messier & Vol 52 No 6 Guns votes and cocoa)...


Portents over the presidency

A third former head of state dominating the Ivorian political scene Laurent Gbagbo 74 appears not to face such problems in the Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) he leads from exile in Brussels...


Electoral arithmetic

But the surprise acquittal of former president Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in January changed the mood and injected a new factor of uncertainty into the electoral outlook (AC Vol 60 No 2 A rapidly growing field)...


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