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A Presidential Power Play Underway in Ivory Coast

Aug 18, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
A Presidential Power Play Underway in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast's president, Alassane Ouattara, has proposed a new constitution that may change the Ivorian political system, increasing the odds of stability after years of volatility.
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President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast is moving to fulfill his 2015 campaign promise to put a new constitution up for ratification. The resolution authorizing the draft of a new charter passed overwhelmingly in the Ivorian National Assembly, 203-6, and the document, which is being drafted by a panel of...

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