Election budget set

Cote d’Ivoire’s Council of Ministers set a transitional budget on Friday, allocating some FCFA 16 billion (US $24.5 million) to finance elections to be held later this year, the state daily ‘Fraternite Matin’ reported on Monday.

The military authorities recently announced that presidential, legislative and municipal elections will take place by 31 October, marking a return to democratic rule. Cote d’Ivoire is currently headed by Brigadier General Robert Guei of the Conseil National du Salut Public (CNSP) following a coup on 24 December 1999 which overthrew the former regime of Henri Konan Bedie. The ex-president is now living in France.

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