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Ivory Coast: return of the Prime Minister after treatment in France

2021-05-15T04:27:05.205Z

Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi, 65, returned to Côte d'Ivoire on Friday evening after receiving treatment for four days in France, according to a ...



Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi, 65, returned to Côte d'Ivoire on Friday evening after receiving treatment for four days in France, according to a source close to the prime minister.

No information was given on his state of health.

The Ivorian authorities declined any comment to AFP.

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Patrick Achi had traveled to France by a special flight on the night of Monday to Tuesday following intestinal bleeding, according to a source close to the prime minister who requested anonymity.

Patrick Achi is the third Prime Minister known to Côte d'Ivoire in a year, after the sudden deaths of the two previous ones.

Close to President Alassane Ouattara, Patrick Achi was appointed head of government on March 26, succeeding Hamed Bakayoko, who died two weeks earlier, aged 56, from cancer.

The latter had himself succeeded in July 2020 to Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who died at 61 years of age from heart problems.

At the head of his government appointed on April 6, Patrick Achi has the difficult task of pursuing the policy of national reconciliation in a country with a recent history marked by political violence, following the legislative elections of March 6, which were largely won. by the Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes pour la democratie et la paix (RHDP, in power). These elections took place calmly and with the participation of all opposition parties, unlike the presidential election of October 31, 2020 boycotted by the opposition and marked by violence that killed around 100 people, which resulted in the re-election of Alassane Ouattara for a controversial third term.

Source: lefigaro

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