The United States welcomes the decisive turn of events in Cote d’Ivoire, as former President Laurent Gbagbo’s illegitimate claim to power has finally come to an end. This represents a victory for the democratic will of the Ivoirian people, who have suffered for far too long through the instability that followed their election.
For President Ouattara and the people of Cote d’Ivoire, the hard work of reconciliation and rebuilding must begin now.
President Ouattara will need to govern on behalf of all the people of Cote d’Ivoire, including those who did not vote for him.
That’s pretty rich commentary coming from Barack “I won” Obama. If only the man would take his own advice.
Insty gets the tip of the fedora.