Ivory Coast ruling coalition partner backs Ouattara re-election bid

February 28, 2015 6:52 PM

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Ivory Coast ruling coalition partner backs Ouattara re-election bid

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's main coalition partner on Saturday formally endorsed a deal to support the incumbent's bid for re-election in polls later this year.

The support of former president Henri Konan Bedie's Democratic Party of Ivory Coast (PDCI) eases Ouattara's path to a second five-year term in office, but the arrangement has angered prominent figures in the party.

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