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Ivorians react to Ouattara's exit

Ivory Coast

<p>Ivorian youth have reacted to news that President Alassane Ouattara will not run for a third term in the October 2020 presidential election. </p> <p>The announcement was well received by legislators and the youth in the West African nation. Some see the move as good decision.</p> <p>“I think it’s a good decision, the president is wise, he thought a lot before making this decision. You know, in Africa, very often when we talk about a third term, it leads to unrest. So the president has thought about it, he also has his advisers, so appearing before the nation today and making his point, I think he knows what he has done”, Jean-Luc Kouassi Koffi, a student said.</p> <p>Oumar Diabaté, thinks ‘‘it’s a good idea and it’s a good initiative on his part because he’s really done a lot for Ivory Coast, he’s built roads and everything. We all know that and I think it’s time for him to make way for the new generation.”</p> <p>The October presidential election will be a major challenge for the West African nation. The country’s 2010 elections ended in violence between political rivals that left 3,000 people dead.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">AFP</span></strong></p>

It's a good idea and it's a good initiative on his part because he's really done a lot for Ivory Coast.

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