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Prêt à présider? Ready to chair? Candidates for Côte d’Ivoire’s new vice-presidency
(2016)
Abstract
Assuming Ivorians endorse the proposed constitution in the referendum on Sunday 30 October, attention will quickly turn to the question of leadership in the “Third Republic”. Upon promulgating the new constitution, it will fall to the head of state, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, to appoint a vice-president, the first in Côte d’Ivoire’s history. From October 2020, this position will be elected as the president’s “running mate”; however, given Ouattara’s intention to stand-down before then, his new deputy should be prepared to govern. The vice-presidency is not the only potential vacancy; there is also the important matter of who will chair a new political party – the establishment of which has been repeatedly delayed. Nick Branson considers the main contenders and the dynamics which could help and hinder them.  
Keywords
  • Cote d'Ivoire,
  • Ivory Coast,
  • Politics
Publication Date
November, 2016
Citation Information
"Prêt à présider? Ready to chair? Candidates for Côte d’Ivoire’s new vice-presidency" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/Nick-Branson/13/