President Ouattara is sworn in for a third term

The inauguration ceremony was held on Monday at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan. Alassane Ouattara swore in for a third term as head of state.

as reported from Abidjan, Pierre Pinto

Ceremony ended early in the afternoon. The guests then began to leave the Presidential Palace. Guests included a dozen heads of state from the region such as the Nigerian Mahamadou Issoufou, the Togolese Faure Gnassingbé, the Ghanaian Nana Akufo-Addo or even Burkinabè Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. Heads of state for which Alassane Ouattara had a say.

France was represented by its Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy was also present.

The question of the third semester

Alassane Ouattara swore in the constitution, then the President of the Constitutional Council, Mamadou Koné, spoke and gave a long speech by returning to this famous debate on whether the legality or illegality of Alassane Ouattara has been given a new mandate. He lamented that “this debate has also left its natural domain, namely law, to become a political debate and that everyone has gone there with their interpretation. When the Constitutional Council declares that a candidate is eligible, he is eligible. And when the Constitutional Council declares that a candidate is elected, he is elected, Mamadou Koné concluded.

Against a Ministry of National Reconciliation

Then Alassane Ouattara received the large necklace of the order awarded by Chancellor Henriette Diabaté. He then took the floor and thanked the Heads of State for their presence, as well as the other guests, thanks also to the voters. Alassane Ouattara then returned to the vote on October 31, which “gave rise to violence and unacceptable acts that constitute crime. These serious acts must not be punished “.

He then announced the creation of a Ministry of National Reconciliation in the coming days. The Ivorian president also called on his prime minister, Hamed Bakayoko, to resume talks with political parties in order to hold legislative elections at the end of the first quarter: “I urge all political parties to seize the opportunity,” said Alassane Ouattara.


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