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Cote d'Ivoire's Economic Capital Governor Appointed Nation's New Prime Minister

© AFP 2023 SIA KAMBOUCote d'Ivoire's newly appointed Prime Minister Robert Beugre Mambe
Cote d'Ivoire's newly appointed Prime Minister Robert Beugre Mambe - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 16.10.2023
On October 6, the secretary general of Cote d'Ivoire's president, Aboudramane Cisse said that the country's President Ouattara dissolved the government and fired the state's prime minister Patrick Achi.
Cote d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara appointed the former governor of the country's city Abidjan Robert Mambe Beugre, as the prime minister, the presidency stated.
"The President of the Republic, His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, proceeded, this Monday, October 16, 2023, to the signing of a decree appointing Robert Mambe Beugre, former Minister, Governor of the Autonomous District of Abidjan, in quality of Prime Minister, Head of Government," the statement read.
According to the presidency, the president asked the newly appointed prime minister to propose to him a new government as soon as possible.
A poll worker counts votes at a polling station during presidential elections in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Some tens of thousands of security forces have been deployed across the Ivory Coast on Saturday as the leading opposition parties boycotted the election, calling President Ouattara's bid for a third term illegal. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 02.09.2023
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On October 6, the former head of the government Patrick Achi was sacked by Ouattara along with his government. The reshuffle was announced by the president on September 28.
In 2025, the country will hold the presidential elections. The incumbent leader has not revealed yet whether he will run for a fourth term or not.