Ivory Coast minister predicts power-sharing

2010-12-08 16:40
Abidjan - The foreign minister appointed by Ivory Coast's self-declared president, whose proclaimed victory at the polls is not recognised by the international community, says he thinks the country's political crisis will end in a power-sharing agreement.

Alcide Djedje says negotiation is the only way to resolve the crisis between the two parallel governments.

Djedje on Monday joined the Cabinet of Laurent Gbagbo, who says he won November's presidential runoff. The international community says opposition leader Alassane Ouattara won.

Both have taken oaths of office and formed governments in the West African nation. But only Gbagbo, the incumbent, retains access to the presidential palace, state television and security forces.

Ouattara spokesperson Patrick Achi says Ouattara plans to recall Ivory Coast's ambassadors and replace them.
 

- AP
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