Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara

Ivory Coast President  cleared to Seek controversial third term

Ivory Coast’s Constitutional Council cleared 78 year old  President Alassane Ouattara to seek a controversial third term in next month’s election as it rejected the candidacy of two prominent opposition leaders.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara
The incumbent and his main challenger, Henri Konan Bedie, are among four candidates out of 44 presidential hopefuls that the panel allowed to participate in the Oct. 31 vote. It barred ex-speaker of parliament and former rebel leader Guillaume Soro, as well as Laurent Gbagbo, Ouattara’s predecessor, in a decision that may stir unrest.
Soro Guillaume

Soro Guillaume

The list of candidates selected for the presidential election of October 2020;
1-Alassane Ouattara
2-Affi N’Guessan
3-Henri Konan Bédié
4-Kouadio Konan Bertin
Apart from these candidacy files validated by the Constitutional Council, those of Laurent Gbagbo, Soro Guillaume, Mamadou Koulibaly, Albert Mabri Toikeusse, Gnamien Konan and Amon Tanoh Marcel were declared inadmissible by the Constitutional Council, as well as many other files.
The presidential election is scheduled for October 31st, 2020.