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Ivory Coast Leader Edges Closer to Decision on Third Mandate

  • President Alassane Ouattara considers another five-year term
  • Ivorians would prefer to maintain two-term presidential limit
Alassane Ouattara

Alassane Ouattara

Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg
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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said he’s almost made up his mind whether to seek a third term in next year’s presidential election.

“I have a few friends that I’ll get in touch with before coming to my final decision, but I have almost taken that decision,” Ouattara told the audience at the Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend in the commercial capital Abidjan late Saturday.