Ivory Coast speaker of parliament resigns, set to vie for president

Guillaume Soro, Ivory Coast’s Speaker of Parliament has resigned his position, local media portals have reported. The news of his resignation has been rife in the past few weeks.

It is widely expected that he will announce his candidature for the 2020 presidential polls as incumbent Alassane Ouattara completes his second constitutionally mandated term.

“At this point, I am resigning,” Soro who has fallen out with the president is reported to have said at a special sitting he convened.


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