Ivory Coast: President submits application to run for third term

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has submitted his application to run for a third term.

He submitted his application to the electoral commission on Monday amid protests against his decision.

Mr Quattara shared a video of the moment he submitted the application.

He had ruled out running for re-election but reconsidered it after his preferred successor Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who had been nominated by the ruling party, died unexpectedly of a heart attack last month.