Cote d’Ivoire: Ex-President Gbagbo’s Return and the Dilemma of Reconciliation

Former President Laurent Gbagbo – 76 years old – returned to Cote d’Ivoire on 17 June after the International Criminal Court acquitted him on charges relating to the 2011 post-election violence. Some analysts are wondering whether his return will clear the way for a long-lasting reconciliation. Two main opposing trends, however, were observed among Ivorians upon his return. The following report highlights the trends within supporters of the ruling Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) and the opposition.

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