Ivory Coast parliament approves new constitution draft

Ivory Coast parliament approves new constitution draft
 

Ivory Coast's parliament has approved the draft of a new constitution that removes age limits and erases nationality rules for the presidency.
Backed by President Alassane Ouattara, the text scraps the requirement that both parents of presidential candidates must be native-born Ivorians.
The clause barred Mr Ouattara himself for running for the post in the past.
Opponents say the changes will help him to stay in power. The text will now go to a popular vote on 30 October.
The question of national identity has long been a source of tension in Ivory Coast, and the nationality rule was... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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