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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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Electoral arithmetic

By comparison former President Henri Konan Bédié's Parti démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI) has only four MPs while the arm of the Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) led by Pascal Affi N'Guessan has an even weaker presence in the chamber...


All bets are off

On the same day Ouattara's former partner in government and leader of the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI) Henri Konan Bédié lobbed a few choice insults at the new party from his home in Daoukro saying it consisted of fraudsters and falsely claimed the heritage of the country's founding father Félix Houphouët-Boigny which he said belongs by rights to the PDCI...


A rapidly growing field

Some form of alliance between Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bédié seems plausible (AC Vol 59 No 17 Two suitors for the FPI)...


Lining up for battle

Hence his presence through his trusted envoy Afoussy Bamba-Lamine at a hastily convened extraordinary congress of the PDCI in Daoukro the home town of its leader Henri Konan Bédié...


Two suitors for the FPI

The political landscape has been in flux ever since Henri Konan Bédié's Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI) left the Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix (RHDP) coalition in July (AC Vol 59 No 15 It's Ouattara's party)...


It's Ouattara's party

President Alassane Dramane Ouattara's new cabinet has not changed all that much considering he purged from it of all Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire members on 4 July over PDCI's leader Henri Konan Bédié's reluctance to join the new Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix political alliance (AC Vol 59 No 14 Move over grandad)...


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...


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