Cote d’Ivoire President Ouattara aims at re-election

Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara,78, will seek re-election in October this year after his proposed successor, former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, died last month.

The announcement made by Ouattare on Twitter microblog says: «I am the candidate for the presidential elections on 31 October 2020».

«This decision, carefully considered, is a duty that I accept in the best interests of the Nation; in order to continue to put my experience tirelessly at the service of our country» he added.

Alassan Ouattara won a second five-year term in 2015 with almost 84% of the vote. With 2,118,229 votes, or 83.66% of votes cast, and a 54.63% turnout.

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