Ivory Coast ruling party picks Ouattara as candidate for October poll

March 22, 2015 6:52 PM

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Ivory Coast ruling party picks Ouattara as candidate for October poll

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's ruling party on Sunday chose incumbent president Alassane Ouattara as expected to be its candidate for this year's presidential election.

The world's top cocoa producer and West Africa's economic powerhouse will go to the polls in October in an election Ouattara is tipped to win.

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