Canada Côte d'Ivoire: Kouadio Konan Bertin, the opponent who wanted an active ballot

06:50  28 october  2020
06:50  28 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

A ministerial mission of ECOWAS in Côte d'Ivoire to attempt mediation

 A ministerial mission of ECOWAS in Côte d'Ivoire to attempt mediation © AP Photo / Alexander Zemlianichenko Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Ghanaian Minister of Foreign Affairs (here August 20, 2019 in Moscow) leads an ECOWAS ministerial delegation in Ivory Coast. A ministerial mission from ECOWAS arrived in Côte d'Ivoire to meet the various political actors.

Bertin Konan Kouadio , the 51-year-old farmer and former lawmaker, is Alassane Ouattara’s lone 31 elections to deny it legitimacy. Ouattara’s two other would-be opponents , Henri Konan Bedie and Kouadio , who describes himself as a farmer and politician after a long career within the PDCI, chose

See more of Kouadio Konan Bertin - KKB Officiel on Facebook. LA CHARTE Voici les grands principes de la prise de parole sur les réseaux sociaux des pages Kouadio Konan Bertin 1. Le respect et la courtoisie des membres est le 1er de ces principes 2. Les tons amicaux, sympathiques au

Le candidat à la présidentielle ivoirienne Kouadio Konan Bertin à Abidjan, le 4 octobre 2020. © AFP Photos / Sia Kambou The Ivorian presidential candidate Kouadio Konan Bertin in Abidjan, October 4, 2020.

The only opposition candidate to accept the electoral process, Kouadio Konan Bertin spoke for nearly an hour in his campaign headquarters north of Abidjan, Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

With our correspondent in Abidjan, François Hume-Ferkatadji

Dissident of PDCI, and candidate under the label “independent”, “KKB” is accused by the opposition of being a “foil”, even a puppet of the RHDP, the party in power. To counterattack, he in turn pointed out the opposition's "inconsistencies", while increasing calls for calm a few days before the poll.

Côte d'Ivoire: sporadic clashes in several cities

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Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d ' Ivoire , officially the Republic of Côte d ' Ivoire , is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the

Côte d ' Ivoire : Kouadio Konan Bertin prône le rajeunissement politique. Il est bon que nous leur responsabilisions pour voir de quoi ils sont capables", a indiqué Kouadio Konan Bertin cadre du PDCI-RDA.

After his traditional tributes and references to Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Kouadio Konan Bertin responded to his detractors who criticize him for a candidacy of appeasement, when they advocate an “active boycott” of the ballot. “After the 31st without elections, what will happen? What are we going to attend? To the doggie, to the disorder, to the jungle? Yes, there are some who like it because that's how they thrive. I have no strength, I do not know how to handle the rifle. I am Baoulé. It must be said, the Baoulé has a sacrosanct respect for human life. "

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" I will win "

In addition to seeking to seduce the Baoulé electorate," KKB "also did everything to pamper the supporters of Gbagbo, recalling that he always spoke in favor of the return of the former president. He says he does not understand that Alassane Ouattara is waiting for a call from Laurent Gabgbo to speed up the process of reconciliation. " But why ? Why ? In which Bible, in which Koran is it written that it is one who must call and not the other? "

Violence and boycott of the opposition: why Côte d'Ivoire is sinking into the crisis

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Cote d ' Ivoire is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil. Consequently, the economy is highly sensitive to fluctuations in international prices for these products and to climatic conditions.

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Finally, when asked whether he is ready to accept a major ministry under a new presidency of Alassane Ouattara, he first responds positively before taking a joke:" And then I am a candidate to win. And the will win. Rather, it is to me that we must ask what I am ready to do for Alassane Ouattara when I have won. "

KKB also estimated that" deserting the ballot boxes is not the solution "asking his supporters to go and vote next Saturday. The candidate will hold his last meeting tomorrow, in the Koumassi district of Abidjan.

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Civil society is worried about the number of incidents during the electoral campaign

Intimidation, inter-community clashes and violent demonstrations ... A total of 149 so-called "critical" incidents have been listed in recent weeks by the Indigo organization.

This NGO has deployed nearly 1000 local observers across the country. Ansène Konan, the organization's coordinator, worries about the atmosphere he describes as "deleterious".

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