The Ivorian deputies must choose this Thursday, March 7 their president during a new special session. Guillaume Soro had to leave office in February, pushed to the exit because of his refusal to join the RHDP, the presidential party, majority in the National Assembly.
Two contenders are in the running: Amadou Soumahoro, deputy of Séguéla and candidate of RHDP (Rally of the houphouetists for the democracy and the peace, party in power) was until Monday minister with the president of the Republic, in charge of Political Affairs.
In front of him, the PDCI (Democratic Party of Ivory Coast) aligned Jérémie N'Gouan, MP for Aboisso.
Tinder Soumahoro is a favorite. Mathematics leans in his favor. The RHDP, majority in the Assembly, can count moreover on the support of about twenty deputies PDCI pro-RHDP, and on that of the small parliamentary group led by Evariste Méambly. It is also necessary that the absent ones are not too numerous.