Ivorian PM Coulibaly’s death puts presidential elections ‘in the air’
West-African country “Ivory Coast is mourning”, President Alassan Ouattara said as he announced the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was also the favourite to succeed him in October’s presidential election. He died after falling ill during a cabinet meeting. He had returned from France to receive treatment. “This is a big shock, because everybody thought he was out of the woods”, FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman says. “Everything is now up in the air concerning the elections”, he adds.