Saturday, April 2, 2011

The deposed president of Ivory Coast says "fight until the end"

Paris .- The representative for Europe of the outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo has vowed Friday that Gbagbo will fight "until the end" and assured that the president will address the nation within hours or days. "For his ideals, he will go to the end," said Toussaint Alain told Reuters from Paris when asked if he was willing to die Gbagbo in Ivory Coast.

Alain has held that Gbagbo is willing to negotiate with the opposition, but declined to specify what kind of dialogue could refer. The European delegate said he had spoken with Gbagbo, who would be in a "safe place" in charge of counterinsurgency operations. However, would not confirm if Gbagbo in Abidjan is the largest city, now contested by forces loyal to Gbagbo and rebels allied to the president-elect, Alassane Ouattara.

"There is no intention to resign or surrender power. In the next few hours will submit its proposals to the armed opposition," he said. Alain said Gbagbo will address the nation within hours or days, when you reset the TV service. EE. UU. vayaEl calls outgoing President Gbagbo of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo should resign immediately to end violent clashes between his followers and supporters of the president-elect, Alassane Ouattara, as stated by the spokesman of U.S.

State Department, Mark Toner. Referring to the resignation of Gbagbo, Toner said that "it appears that the time is approaching." "We urge Gbabgo to accept his fate and resign now," he added.

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