events meet for legislative elections

Open Sunday, the deadline for submitting candidacies for the legislative election scheduled for next March ends on January 20th. The opposition is still cautious about its strategy for these elections, but the parties have each shown their serious intention to participate.

as reported from Abidjan, François Hume-Ferkatadji

On the opening day of the candidacy period, an unprecedented rapprochement took place between the two branches of the Ivorian People’s Front, divided since the departure of former President Laurent Gbagbo.

Reconciliation of enemy brothers

FPI-GOR Secretary General Assoa Adou met with the President of FPI-Legal on Sunday. fresh out of retention, Pascal Affi N’Guessan. According to a member of this movement, it is a “visit of solidarity and compassion initiated by President Gbgabo following the release of Affi N’Guessan”. The two streams, however, fought a fraternal struggle for several years. This approach may therefore be a sign of a desire for reconciliation in the light of the legislative election, where the opposition has shown that it intends to leave close ranks.

At the PDCI, we do not hide its desire to win the majority of seats in favor of the RHDP, although this implies the nomination of individual candidates, some of whom will come from other parties in the opposition coalition.

Submission of candidacies, constituency by constituency, makes it possible to see more clearly the distribution of candidates between the opposition parties and the progress of these internal negotiations, although the filing period ending on 20 January is considered “very narrow” by the interim secretary general. for PDCI, Niamkey Koffi.

On the power side, the RHDP will be able to boast of the support of the RACI, however previously devoted to the opponent Guillaume Soro, the former Prime Minister who is still in exile. As a reminder, each candidate must be over 25 years of age and be able to provide a deposit of 100,000 CFA francs.

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