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Ivory Coast: Ex minister Jean-Louis Billon requires age restrict for presidency

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Two of the three ‘elephants’ of Ivorian politics are of their 80s whereas one is in his 70s, one thing that Jean-Louis Billon former Ivory Coast commerce minister is now campaigning towards.

Billion on Saturday referred to as for the return of the age restrict of 75 years for presidential candidates throughout his look on a radio programme. He’s focusing on the dinosaurs of Ivorian politics, Alassane Ouattara, Laurent Gbagbo but in addition the president of his personal social gathering Henri Konan Bédié, though not one of the three males has formally utilized for the election thus far.

The previous commerce minister’s place resonates with the current resolution of the PDCI’s political bureau to designate Bédié, the 88-year-old former president as the only real candidate to steer the social gathering. This resolution created a stir internally, with some seeing it as a future designation of Henri Konan Bédié as a presidential candidate.

On Saturday, Billion additionally introduced his intention to be a candidate in Ivory Coast’s presidential election in 2025. Though the election is 2 years away, permutations are already been made as to whom will succeed Alassane Ouatarra.