Ivory Coast Opposition Candidate Withdraws From Election Process

Ivory Coast’s former finance minister Mamadou Koulibaly, an opposition candidate, said he is no longer running for the presidential election scheduled for Oct. 25.

Koulibaly said on his Twitter feed late on Friday he withdrew because the election process is "sabotaged" by the electoral commission and the government.

Amara Essy, a former foreign affairs minister, said earlier this week he also suspended his participation in the election. President Alassane Ouattara is seeking re-election in the first presidential vote since the 2010 turmoil.

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