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Opposition parties in Ivory Coast sign deal in Paris before elections

[JURIST] The main opposition parties in Ivory Coast signed a deal Wednesday in Paris ahead of the general elections to be held later this year. The prospective alliance would see a distribution of power between the opposition groups if current President Laurent Gbagbo [BBC profile] is defeated. The alliance initially started as a reaction to the civil war [overview] that divided Ivory Coast beginning in September of 2002. AFP has more.

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