A DNT Exclusive – The Ivorian Government has finally agreed to favorably examine the re-composition of the electoral commission, following series of demonstrations against president Allassane Ouattara’s unconstitutional run for a third term in office.
DNT can report a meeting between the former president Henri Konan Bedie and president Ouattara took place to finally find a solution to the electoral crisis which has shaken the country with a few days to the presidential election on October 31st.
Some of the newly proposed concessions from President Outtara include a positio of vice president of electoral commission to be picked by the opposition. Outtara has also demanded the lifting of the active ‘boycott, and of civil disobedience’ which was called by the opposition.
The government is reported to have sent a letter detailing the new proposals to the opposition on Wednesday October 21, and is awaiting their response.
With the Ivorian elections just eight days away, it remains to be seen if these new overtures are designed to solve the electoral impasse or they are a political gimmick meant to show the international community that Outtara is responsive to his people.
Credit: Julius Ouya, DNT News, Abijan