President of the Ivorian National Assembly: "Ouattara, Bédié and Gbagbo will meet soon"

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Adama Bictogo, President of the National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire gave an interview to France 24 from Abidjan. He believes that the age of President Alassane Ouattara has not “started” his “vision” for his country. Adama Bictogo was delighted with the political “appeasement” – including with the opposition – that his election as head of the lower house of Parliament symbolizes for him.

Elected on June 7 to the presidency of this Assembly with the support of the opposition, Adama Bictogo affirms that it is a symbol of political appeasement. He notes that this vote is the result of more collegial work between the political factions, but also of an agreement between the three figures of the country: Alassane Ouattara, Henri Konan Bédié and Laurent Gbagbo, who should meet soon for a summit. at three.

He specifies that Laurent Gbagbo “evolves freely”, since his return last year, after being acquitted of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court. Also acquitted, but still in exile, his former Minister of Youth, Charles Blé Goudé, should soon return to Côte d’Ivoire, according to Adama Bictogo.

Regarding the bill introduced by a deputy to reinstate the age limit for standing in the presidential election at 75 years, the President of the Assembly explains that for the moment the Constitution does not provide for a limitation. He believes that with President Ouattara, age has “not impacted his vision for Côte d’Ivoire”, nor undermined his desire to offer happiness to the Ivorian people”.

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