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Central banker is Ivory Coast’s new vice president

Central banker is Ivory Coast’s new vice president

LOUCOUMANE COULIBALY and NELLIE PEYTON IVORY COAST President Alassane Ouattara has named Tiemoko Meyliet Kone, governor of the West African central bank, as his vice president in a possible clue to his succession plans. The 80-year-old leader made the announcement during an address to parliament, days after Prime Minister Patrick Achi and his government resigned. Ouattara described Kone as an "outstanding technocrat" and "brilliant economist". Achi has been reappointed as Ivory Coast's prime minister, Senate President Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio subsequently told the joint session of both chambers of parliament on Tuesday. Kone's appointment as vice president, a position that has been…
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