Coalition partners threaten to challenge Ivory Coast president at polls

February 26, 2015 7:38 PM

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Prominent members of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's main coalition partner on Thursday rejected a deal by their party's leader to support Ouattara's bid for re-election later this year.

Their party, the Democratic Party of Ivory Coast (PDCI), is still expected to endorse the deal at its party congress on Saturday. But the four dissidents are threatening to present their own candidacies and challenge Ouattara at the polls.

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