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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Dies 4 Months To Election



The Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Amadou Gon Coulibaly has has been confirmed dead by the secretary-general in the Presidency.

His death, comes barely a week after returning from a medical leave and few months to the country’s presidential election. He was 61-years.

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According to reports from Bloomberg, Coulibaly died on Wednesday July 8 after attending a cabinet meeting. The secretary-general in the presidency, Patrick Achi, said on television.

This leaves his political party only four months to nominate a competent successor before the presidential election in October.

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Amadou Gon Coulibaly, before his death was selected by the President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara back in March 2020 to succeed him.

He once served as Minister for Agriculture from 2002 to 2010 and secretary-general of the presidency from 2011 to 2017 before assuming office as the Prime Minister in 2017.

SOURCE: AfricaCelebrities.Com