I.Coast opposition in plea to Ouattara on election talks

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara gestures during celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of independence from France, in front of the presidential palace in Abidjan, on August 7, 2015The opposition coalition in the Ivory Coast on Monday invited President Alassane Ouattara, who is seeking a controversial second term, to discuss conditions for upcoming elections while “there is still time”. “The elections cannot and must not be held without sitting down to discuss the conditions,” said Jean-Jacques Bechio, spokesman for the National Coalition for Change (NCN). The NCN includes some 20 Ivorian politicians including ex-prime minister Charles Konan Banny, who is a candidate in the upcoming October 25 elections.

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