Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has announced he will run for President again in October, despite having already been president for two terms – the legal maximum.
His declaration follows the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly from a heart attack last month. Coulibaly had been seen as Ouattara’s preferred successor in the upcoming contest.
Ouattara’s opponents are maintaining that the constitution forbids him serving a third term.
In a televised address, Ouattara made reference to Coulibaly’s death in his…