Constitutional Referendum in Ivory Coast Sparks Controversy 1 234 567

Constitutional Referendum in Ivory Coast Sparks Controversy

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Ivory Coast is headed for a constitutional referendum in October. President Alassane Ouattara backs the initiative, which would create a senate and a new post of deputy president, but the opposition does not share his enthusiasm. One of the main reasons to reform the current constitution, Ouattara has said, is to remove a contentious article on nationality that played a role in years of civil war in the West African nation. Ouattara's political opponents used the article on...

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