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Côte d’Ivoire

Henri Konan Bédié

Date of Birth: 5 May 1934
Place of Birth: Dadiékro, Daoukro Department


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Move over, grandad

The stability of the Ivorian political system has depended on the famed rapport between President Alassane Dramane Ouattara and the long-time leader of the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), Henri Konan Bédié...


Jockeying for position

Its octogenarian leader, ex-President Henri Konan Bédié, has already managed to sideline the young talent in his own party – including bright stars like Kouadio Konan Bertin, Jean-Louis Billon and Thierry Tanoh – but he is clear about one thing: the next presidential candidate, preferably running under an RHDP flag, will come from his party's ranks...


On Ouattara's terms

Soro has used two major political events as props for his latest manoeuvres to play Ouattara and former President Henri Konan Bédié against each other...


Warning shots from the army

Ouattara's principal political partner, PDCI leader Henri Konan Bédié, has tightened his grip on the party, pushing out dissidents...


Ouattara shores up legacy

Former President Henri Konan Bédié, now Ouattara's political partner and the leader of the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), introduced the parentage clause (aka 'ivoirité') in the 1990s to exclude Ouattara, whose father was from Burkina Faso, from power...


Parties to many disputes 

Within the PDCI, everything turns on the Daoukro Appeal, which party leader and former national President Henri Konan Bédié issued from his fief of Daoukro on 17 September 2014 (AC Vol 56 No 12, CNC: who is who...


ADO looks ahead

In the PDCI, even though the octogenarian Henri Konan Bédié has not signalled any intention to step down as leader, there are signs of a generational change...


The election gets messier

Blessed by PDCI leader and former President Henri Konan Bédié, this alliance is known as the Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix...


CNC: who is who?

Banny and Bertin resist what is known as the 'Daoukro Appeal', the call by PDCI leader and former President Henri Konan Bédié to line up the party behind the candidacy of President Ouattara...


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