President Alassane Ouattara has been nominated by the ruling party for a third term

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday meet his Ivory Coast counterpart Alassane Ouattara in Paris, the AFP agency reports quoting a source in the French presidency.

Mr Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term as president in October’s election has sparked tension and protests in the country.

He had initially ruled out running for re-election, but reconsidered following the death of his preferred successor Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who had been nominated by the ruling party.

His opponents say a third-term bid is unconstitutional.

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