Cote d’Ivoire: Opposition outrage ends rather quietly

Past rebel and once again Prime Minister Guillaume Soro announced a new cabinet, after his foe/ally President Gbagbo dissolved the government and the "independent" electoral commission week before last. The commission, headed by the opposition, had been faulted for including "foreigners" in the rolls. In post "Ivoirite" CI, foreigners are people from the north of the country, Muslims, or communities who don't support the government. Soro took no principled stand against this clearly unconstitutional stance. The opposition (non rebel) parties did, sending their supporters out to die in riots. Now they've decided they will just extract minor Ministry seats instead. The PDCI of Henri Konan Bedie and the RDR of Alassane Ouattara have accepted ministries serving Gbagbo/Soro, with no changes in most seats: Charles Koffi Diby retaining the Finance Ministry, Désiré Asségnini Tagro the Interior Ministry, and Michel N'Guessan Amani the Defence Ministry (so the "important" ones).

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