Ivorian president won't seek re-election in Oct. 2020 polls

After a decade in charge, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has confirmed that he will not seek re-election in polls scheduled for October 2020.

The announcement on Thursday ends speculation about the political future of Ouattara. In a speech before lawmakers, the 78-year-old said he was ready to hand over power to a new generation of leaders to steer affairs of the West African nation.

The president had earlier this year hinted that he could run if his longtime political rivals were can…
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