Ivory Coast President accepts nomination of ruling party for third term

In a recent development, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has formally accepted for a controversial third term, the nomination of the ruling party to be its presidential candidate in election scheduled for October this year.

The opponents claim that the third term for Ouattara violates the terms of the Constitution. They say that the two-term limit in the constitution bars Ouattara from running the polls again, to which he has responded saying that his first two mandates do not count under the new constitution which was adopted in 2016.

Adding further he told the supporters of the Rally of the Republican Party that his move of accepting the call to return is in the interest of the nation and also to continue to put his experience at the best service of the nation.

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