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Ivory Coast Needs Protests to End Vote Impasse, Premier Says

An African Union panel to resolve the political impasse in Ivory Coast won’t create terms acceptable to both candidates who claim victory in November’s presidential election, said Guillaume Soro, the prime minister in a government named by Alassane Ouattara.

The only way to resolve the crisis is for citizens of the divided country to organize protests similar to the 18 days of demonstrations that led to the ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, Soro said in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, today.