Ex-Ivory Coast president Konan Bedie to contest in October polls

Former Ivorian President Henri Konan Bédié will seek a return to the presidency in keenly awaited polls slated for October 2020.

Bedie, was president from 1993 until 1999 when he was overthrown in a coup. He will contest as flagbearer of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire.

In a statement to announce his return, his party officials urged him to stand as a candidate at the nomination convention slated for 26 July. One of his potential challengers, businessman Jean Louis Billon, withdrew his …

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