Strategic observation

Duncan appointed as Cote d'Ivoire vice president

2017-1-10 22:39:03 (Beijing Time)         English.news.cn

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Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara (C), the newly re-elected President of the National Assembly of Cote d'Ivoire Guillaume Soro (R) and the newly appointed Cote d'Ivoire Vice-President Daniel Kablan Duncan hold hands at the National Assembly in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, Jan. 10, 2017. (Xinhua/Yvan Sonh)

ABIDJAN, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday appointed former prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan as vice president.

During a speech at the National Assembly, the president asked the deputies to support Duncan in the exercise of his new function.

Duncan will be the first vice president of Cote d'Ivoire following the institutional reforms under the new Constitution.