Ivory Coast: Alassane Ouattara's camp in order of battle for the presidential election - JeuneAfrique.com

Alassane Ouattara at the constitutive congress of the RHDP, at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan, the 26 January 2019. © Thierry Gouegnon / REUTERS

In this busy season, the RHDP has completed the establishment of its governing bodies with a clear goal: to win his presidential candidate of 2020. How? With whom ? Investigation.

It is 16 h 40, the August 27, when the Airbus of the Ivorian presidency lands on the tarmac of the Abidjan airport. Alassane Ouattara is returning home after three weeks of vacation. In Mougins, in this typical one-storey villa in the south of France, whose tranquility he enjoys so much, the head of state looked into the hot issues of the autumn. Back in Côte d'Ivoire, he immediately confided to his Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the task of training a new government, whose composition was announced on September 4.

This slight redevelopment is part of the setting up of the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP). Officially created at the end of January, the unified party is still under construction. He took up residence at Deux-Plateaux, in the offices the president used before he came to power. A villa without distinctive sign, protected from prying eyes by high immaculate walls and soon to be redeveloped. It is here that the executive management, formed in mid-July, now meets. Composed of 37 members, it is led by businessman Adama Bictogo, a faithful responsible in recent years for mobilization within the Rassemblement des Republicains (RDR, the presidential party).

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