Guillaume Soro demands Gbagbo’s departure, urges civil disobedience

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Guillaume Soro, the Prime Minister appointed by Alassane Ouattara following his victory in Cote d'Ivoire's 28 Nov. presidential runoff, has asked outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo to step down.

Addressing a press conference here Tuesday, Soro also called for civil disobedience in the country to force Gbagbo out.

He condemned the summary executions, rapes, abductions and all sorts of atrocities against Ouattara's supporters, which he believed were being perpetrated by Gbagbo's camp.

Soro called on "the brave and proud people of Cote d’Ivoire living in camps, villages and towns to organize, mobilize and protest by all means until Laurent Gbagbo relinquishes power”.

He also urged the international community to face its responsibilities over the atrocities committed by the Gbagbo camp.

Cote d'Ivoire has been plunged into a deep crisis since the runoff, which both candidates - Ouattara and Gbagbo - are claiming to have won.
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22 december 2010 11:02:34

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