Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term in October's presidential election has triggered outrage among the opposition and civil society groups. They have labelled it a 'coup' that risked tipping the country into chaos. Ouattara, in power since 2010, said in March that he would not run for re-election, which the opposition has strongly maintained he was unable to do anyway because the constitution limits presidents to two terms.
But the race was turned on its head by the sudden death from a heart attack in July of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly seen as Ouattara's anointed successor. To share some insights on the Ivory Coast is African Affairs analyst and Channel Africa Producer Izak Khomo. He is on Skype.
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