Ivory Coast's coalition partners to merge after elections

March 25, 2015 8:19 PM

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The two main parties in Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will merge after elections later this year, aiming to consolidate support for President Alassane Ouattara, one of the party leaders said on Wednesday.

Ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) - the West African nation's third major party and its only opposition movement - is on the verge of breaking up due to disputes within its leadership.

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