Côte D’Ivoire considers change in Presidential age limits

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Former Ivorian Trade Minister, Jean-Louis Billon, has called for the return of the age limit of 75 years for Presidential Candidates.

His comment is said to be targeted at President Alassane Ouattara, former Presidents Laurent Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bédié, although none of the three men has officially applied for the election so far.

Two of the three Ivorian politicians are in their 80s while one is in his 70s, something the former Trade Minister is now campaigning against.

Recently, the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire, PDCI’s political bureau, decided to designate Konan Bédié, the 88-year-old former president as the sole candidate to lead the party. Mr. Billion has announced his intention to be a candidate in Ivory Coast’s presidential election in 2025.

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