In Côte d’Ivoire, Monday’s presidential candidates were annulled by Guillaume Soro and Laurent Gbagbo in October by the Constitutional Council, which, however, approved Alassane Ouattara, the outgoing president, and Henri Konan Bédié.
The candidates for Guillaume Soro, former rebel leader and former prime minister, and former president Laurent Gbagbo were deemed inadmissible by the Constitutional Council on Monday, September 14, given the presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire scheduled for October 31. However, the Constitutional Council validated the candidacy of Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara in the controversial third term.
The Constitutional Council validated only four of the 44 candidates submitted for the presidential election. In addition to Alassane Ouattara, they accepted former President Henri Konan Bédié, Pascal Affi N’guessan, former Prime Minister under President Laurent Gbagbo, and MP Kouadio Konan Bertin, dissident from the Henri party. KonanBédié.
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