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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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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)...


All bets are off

Less than a week later the International Criminal Court confirmed the acquittal of former President Laurent Gbagbo and his Youth Minister Charles Blé Goudé on charges of crimes against humanity prompting simultaneous scenes in Abdijan of jubilation and dismay...


A rapidly growing field

If confirmed at a review hearing set for 1 February the acquittal of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will inject further momentum into a comprehensive recomposition of the political landscape that is already well under way...

Laurent Gbagbo was sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison for breaking into the Abidjan branch of the regional central bank when his regime ran short of funds...


Lining up for battle

Others present included Affi N'guessan who leads part of what remains of former President Laurent Gbagbo's political vehicle the Front populaire ivoirien (FPI) which was decimated in the polls and leaders of smaller parties who have decided to jump the RHDP ship...


Two suitors for the FPI

The other larger faction led by Aboudramane Sangaré remains loyal to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo currently on trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity...


Move over, grandad

There is the coalition Ensemble pour la démocratie et la souveraineté (EDS) consisting of faithful disciples of former President Laurent Gbagbo but it is weak...


Jockeying for position

The Front Populaire Ivoirien split down the middle and recovering from a bruising defeat in the last legislative elections has yet to find its feet and may find itself overtaken by Liberté et Démocratie pour la République (LIDER) a more radical voice led by Mamadou Koulibaly who was Speaker of Parliament during most of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's presidency (AC Vol 56 No 22 Ouattara walks it)...


On Ouattara's terms

Supporters of his predecessor as President Laurent Gbagbo on the other hand saw it as a clever ploy to take the top job in the governing Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix (RHDP) which is principally an alliance between the RDR and its junior partner the former ruling party the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI)...

Pro-Laurent Gbagbo sources were adamant that it was to keep their hero in The Hague: Ouattara could have been discussing the series of recent armed attacks against police stations in which two of Gbagbo's closest collaborators Stéphane Kipré and Damana Pickass have been accused of involvement and would argue that Gbagbo was behind them...


Warning shots from the army

There is less counterbalance from the centre of the country the traditional power hub; the west former President Laurent Gbagbo's stronghold; and the economic capital Abidjan...

Others deserted from ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's Forces de défense et de sécurité and joined the Forces nouvelles rebels of Guillaume Soro now Speaker of Parliament who controlled the north and then carved it up among some ten military warlords the 'com-zones'...


Ouattara shores up legacy

Warlords who were crucial to ADO's victory over his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo still hold important state positions...


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