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Ivory Coast PM, Presidential Candidate Amadou Gon Coulibaly Passed Away

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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