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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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The elections are coming, but don't hold your breath

Also present were Henri Konan Bédié of the Parti Démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), President in 1993-99, who was also excluded from the poll in 2000; and the serving Premier, Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, Secretary General of the Mouvement Patriotique de Côte d'Ivoire (MPCI) and leader of the formerly rebel Forces Nouvelles (FN)...


The contenders

Henri Konan Bédié (75) is Baoulé, like Houphouët-Boigny, whom he succeeded as President in 1993-99...


Before and after the voting

Henri Konan Bédié of the Parti Démocratique de la Côte d’Ivoire will be a factor, more as an ally in the event of a run-off than as a contender...


As sweet as chocolate

Whether the incumbent, President Laurent Gbagbo, the northern leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara or the leader of the former single party, the Parti Démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire, Henri Konan Bédié wins, China is keen to show that it will be a faithful friend...


Three's a crowd

Houphouët-Boigny, a Catholic, brought in Ouattara to sort out the economic mess of the early 1990s, setting him on a collision course with Henri Konan Bédié, then National Assembly President and constitutional heir, when Houphouët-Boigny died in 1993 (AC Vol 34 No 18)...


Kingmakers and charlatans

An election this year would involve the leaders of the big three parties: former Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara of the Rassemblement des Républicains; former President Henri Konan Bédié of the Parti Démocratique de la Côte d’Ivoire; and Gbagbo...


The wealthy autocratic model

It was in a bad way after the fall of President Henri Konan Bédié in 1999 and desperately needed foreign investment to boost palm oil, rubber and sugar production...


A do-it-yourself peace

The old mainstream politicians - Alassane Dramane Ouattara and ex-President Henri Konan Bédié - have been marginalised by the Gbagbo-Soro pact but are sceptical about its success...


Post-war hopes hit trouble

Its members are, with Soro and Gbagbo: peace-broker Blaise Campaoré (who now faces the indignity of having his personal assets investigated for signs of corrupt enrichment in France), President of Burkina Faso; Henri Konan Bédié, PDCI leader and Ivorian former President (1993-99); Alassane Dramane Ouattara, Prime Minister 1990-93, head of the Rassemblement des Républicains (RDR) and bête noire of Gbagbo's Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI)...


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