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Ivory Coast PM, Presidential Candidate Amadou Gon Coulibaly Passed Away

Ivory Coast PM Amadou Coulibaly diesPrime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly (61), the Presidential election candidate of Ivory Coast’s ruling party, died on 8 July 2020 at Abidjan, Ivory Coast within a few days after returning from two months of treatment in France.

About Amadou Gon Coulibaly:

  • He was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
  • He has been the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast since 2017.

Various Posts Held:

  • He had earlier served as the presidency’s secretary general under President Alassane Ouattara from 2011 to 2017.
  • From 2017, Coulibaly was an ex officio member of the board of governors of the International Monetary Fund.

Political Career:

  • Ouattara’s Rally of the Republicans Party has been in power since the post-election violence a decade ago.
  • Amadou Gon Coulibaly is a presidential candidate in the upcoming election as President Alassane Ouattara has to step down after his second term of Presidency.
  • He attended a ministerial meeting at the presidential palace in Abidjan on 8 July, and later fell ill.

About Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire):
Capital: Yamoussoukro
President: Alassane Ouattara
Currency: West African CFA franc