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Alassane Ouattara will meet Laurent Gbagbo on July 27

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The Ivorian head of state Alassane Ouattara will meet his predecessor and former rival Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, a first since their face-to-face in the 2010 presidential election, which led to a serious post-electoral crisis.

“President Alassane Ouattara will receive Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, at the presidential palace”Ivorian government spokesman Amadou Coulibaly said at a press conference.Article reserved for our subscribersRead also Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, his popularity intact

The two men, aged 79 and 76 respectively, had “A contact” telephone in early July, he added, confirming information fromAfrica Intelligence. This will be their first meeting since the 2010 presidential election when they were opponents in the second round.

At the time, Côte d’Ivoire had experienced a serious post-electoral crisis (2010-2011) resulting from the refusal of Mr. Gbagbo, in power since 2000, to recognize his defeat in the presidential election to Alassane Ouattara.

The Ivorian head of state Alassane Ouattara will meet his predecessor and former rival Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, a first since their face-to-face in the 2010 presidential election, which led to a serious post-electoral crisis.

“President Alassane Ouattara will receive Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, at the presidential palace”Ivorian government spokesman Amadou Coulibaly said at a press conference.Article reserved for our subscribersRead also Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, his popularity intact

The two men, aged 79 and 76 respectively, had “A contact” telephone in early July, he added, confirming information fromAfrica Intelligence. This will be their first meeting since the 2010 presidential election when they were opponents in the second round.

At the time, Côte d’Ivoire had experienced a serious post-electoral crisis (2010-2011) resulting from the refusal of Mr. Gbagbo, in power since 2000, to recognize his defeat in the presidential election to Alassane Ouattara.

Source: BBC Edition

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