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Ouattarra appoints former rival to cabinet

Ouattarra appoints former rival to cabinet

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Cote D’ Ivoire’s President, Alassane Ouattara, has reshuffled his cabinet a day after being sworn in for a third term.

He appointed former presidential candidate, Kouadio Konan Bertin, to be in charge of the newly created Ministry of reconciliation.

Mr. Bertin finished second in the presidential election held on 31 October, garnering 1.66 percent of the votes

In his inauguration speech, President Ouattara insisted the reconciliation process, following a fallout in the election that was boycotted by the opposition would not be used to encourage impunity.

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