Ivory Coast president rules out possibility of forming national unity government

Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday ruled out the possibility of forming a national unity government.

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Alassane Ouattara
Alassane Ouattara

“In most cases, a national unity government is never effective. The opposition should play its role,” Ouattara said when he spoke with journalists in the commercial capital, Abidjan.

Alassane Ouattara
Alassane Ouattara
The president who was re-elected after Sunday’s polls, said he will continue ruling the country with his allies in the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP).

“I believe that when we win with allies, we shall continue to govern together as members of RHDP. We have a huge task that we shall accomplish together,” he insisted.

Ouattara equally noted that with his victory during the Oct. 25 presidential elections, the page of Cote d’Ivoire crisis had now turned.

“We should now concentrate on the future. Cote d’Ivoire is marching towards progress,” he said.

President Ouattara, 73 years old, was re-elected for a second five-year term in the first round of the presidential election with 83.66 percent of the votes cast, the electoral commission announced. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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