Ivory Coast President Launches Umbrella Party

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday made clear he will not seek re-election in 2020 as he launched a new umbrella party that he said would help ensure continuity. The move will turn the Houphouetist Rally for Democracy and Peace (RHDP), currently the ruling coalition, into a formal party. Named in honor of the country's founding leader, the party held its constitutive assembly Monday at a luxury hotel in Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan, adopting the new party's...

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