Ivory Coast’s Ouattara says he won’t run for re-election

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would not stand for re-election in October, ending speculation about his political future. 

Ouattara had previously said he would run if his longtime political rivals were candidates, but he declared in a speech before lawmakers that he would hand over power to a new generation after 10 years in office.

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