Ivorian parliament OKs looser nationality rule for presidential candidates



Ivory Coast's parliament on Tuesday approved changing the constitution to ease nationality rules for presidential candidates, a move the government says will end prolonged instability but which the opposition says is undemocratic.
Ouattara promised during his re-election campaign last year to remove the constitution's requirement for presidential candidates to have parents who are both native-born Ivorians - a sore point in a country that has long attracted immigrants from neighbouring states in West Africa.
Nationality was at the heart of a crisis that began with a 1999 coup and ballooned... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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