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Ivory Coast President Ouattara names ex-PM as vice-president

Ivory Coast President Ouattara names ex-PM as vice-president

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has named former prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan as his choice for vice-president, a new post created under a constitution approved by referendum late last year.

Duncan, an economist by training, has served in various posts at the West African central bank and as finance minister and is among Ouattara’s closest long-time collaborators.

He resigned as prime minister on Monday.

Ouattara had on Monday dismissed the security chiefs in the country after a two-day army mutiny that spread unrest across the West African nation.

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