Sunday, April 3, 2011

Outgoing President Gbagbo will continue until the end and do not intend to leave the power

The outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, will fight until the end. It is also preparing a public intervention in the nation in the next few hours, or at the following days, according to director in Paris, Toussaint Alain. "His ideas will come to the end," Toussaint has responded after being asked if he was prepared to die Gbagbo in Ivory Coast.

"I do not intend to relinquish power. Will different proposals in the coming hours the armed opposition," said Toussaint. According to the Minister of outgoing President Gbagbo is ready for dialogue with his opponents, but has not explained how it could occur and how far they would be willing to compromise.

Toussaint has insisted he had spoken with Gbagbo, who was in a "safe place" in Ivory Coast and directing operations. The counselor said that once television services operating again, the Ivorian leader will address the nation. Although Toussaint refused to disclose whether the outgoing president was in Abidjan, the scene of recent clashes between the two sides, a few hours the government spokesman, Ahoua Don Mello, Gbagbo made it clear that "is in residence [in Abidjan] with his family ".

Asked about rumors of a possible exile of the president, Mr. Mello said that Gbagbo is better accepted in Ivory Coast as abroad. " However, French officials have said the outgoing president was still in the capital Friday, probably in the presidential residence. The French president, like the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has called this afternoon to Gbagbo to "withdraw immediately." Moreover, special forces Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo, have shot the headquarters of the United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI), according to a statement released by the mission.

UNOCI troops returned fire, prompting an exchange of missiles of at least three hours. Also, UNOCI indicates that one of their patrols deployed to reinforce the presence of peacekeepers in the military wing of the international airport was shot by a group of armed youths. According to the text, another patrol of UNOCI suffered the same fate in the vicinity of the headquarters of state television (RTI), which fell on Thursday night held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (Frei), friendly recognized internationally as a past winner of the November election, Alassane Ouattara.

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