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Ivory Coast's Ouattara Won't Seek Third Term, Spokesman Says

  • Ouattara suggested earlier this year he may run in 2020
  • Spokesman says ‘no ambiguity’ over Ouattara’s intentions

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara will step down after serving two terms and won’t run for a third term in elections due 2020, according to a government spokesman.

“It’s clear, there’s no speculation, no ambiguity,” deputy government spokesman Mamadou Toure said by phone Friday from the commercial capital, Abidjan.