Ivory Coast’s President Says He’ll Seek 2nd Term

[Associated Press]

Alassane Ouattara

Ivory Coast’s president, who took office after a protracted, bloody struggle with his predecessor, says he will run for a second term in 2015.

Alassane Ouattara made the announcement Wednesday while visiting the northern town of M’Bengue. He says he wants another five-year term to continue “the important work” already underway.

Ouattara defeated then-President Laurent Gbagbo in the November 2010 presidential runoff vote, but Gbagbo refused to step down.

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