Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

Cote d’Ivoire’s main opposition party, Cote d’Ivoire Popular Front (FPI), has called for a boycott of the forthcoming presidential elections in October, local media reported Wednesday.

Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
“FPI will use all legal means to oppose the organization and holding of the presidential elections because all legitimate concerns raised across the country have not been addressed,” said Abdourahamne Sangare, a co-founder of FPI which belongs to the country’s ex-President Laurent Gbagbo.

The pro-Gbagbo opposition has denounced the reappointment of Youssouf Bakayoko to head CEI, arguing that he is a supporter of incumbent President Alassane Ouattara who is going for a re-election.

Sangare noted that with just two months before holding elections, Cote d’Ivoire remains in a precarious security and political situation.

“The situation has been worsened by the breakdown of the social fabric, high poverty levels, a serious confidence crisis between political actors, misunderstanding due to several strikes that have been organized by various groups and arbitrary arrests and imprisonment of political opponents,” he noted.

According to Gbagbo’s party, there are no ideal conditions for organization of transparent and democratic elections in October 2015. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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