Thursday, March 26, 2020
Profile of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.
Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly was nominated on March 12 as the presidential candidate for the ruling Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) to succeed incumbent President Alassane Ouattara. Gon Coulibaly was nominated without any contest, which prompted protests from some senior RHDP members. With populist contender Guillaume Soro subject to an international arrest warrant and in self-imposed exile, and the main opposition parties yet to confirm an individual or joint candidate, the election appears Gon Coulibaly’s to lose.