Daniel Kablan Duncan, the Vice President of Ivory Coast has resigned from his position as confirmed by the presidency on Monday July 13.
Patrick Achi, the secretary-general of the presidency told reporters that the 77-year-old resigned due to personal reasons.
Achi said in a statement;
Daniel Kablan previously served as Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire from 1993-1999 under Henri Konan Bedié and again from 2012-2017 under the current president, Ouattara.
He resigned from his position days after the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was also the ruling party’s candidate for October’s presidential election.