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Security Council urges Côte d’Ivoire leadership to appoint interim prime minister

The Security Council today expressed deep concern “at the persistent disagreements among Ivorian parties” over the appointment of an interim prime minister to lead the divided West African country into the next phase of its political transition after years of political unrest and a failed 2001 coup. “The Security Council reaffirms that the rapid appointment of a prime minster is crucial to relaunch the peace process leading to the holding of free, fair and open and transparent elections no later than 31 October 2006,” Russian Permanent Representative Andrey Denisov, whose country holds the rotating Council presidency for November, read from a presidential statement. Full Story

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