Ivory Coast: President declares candidacy for 3rd term

Ivory Coast: Ouattara declares candidacy for 3rd term

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:35 pm

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara introduced Thursday that he will run for a 1/3 term, no matter in the past pointing out otherwise. 

In a televised tackle marking the country’s sixtieth anniversary of independence, Ouattara stated although he mentioned in March that he would now not take phase in this year’s presidential election, he modified his thinking after his party, the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP), nominated him last week.

“I stand as a candidate in the election that will be held on Oct. 31,” he said.

He highlighted that he answered the call of the country and said the selection used to be a “real self-sacrifice.”

Death of premier changes plans

After Ouattara had declared that he would no longer run for office, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly was once announced as the party’s candidate for the presidency.

But Coulibaly’s surprising demise from a coronary heart assault on July 8 forced the birthday celebration to search for a new candidate, and on July 29 they nominated Ouattara to run.

Ouattara had requested for some time to suppose about the offer, which he accepted.

The opposition, however, claims that Ouattara’s candidacy for a 1/3 term is in opposition to the Constitution.

Ouattara has been serving as the country’s president due to the fact 2010.