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Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, President Alassane Ouattara’s preferred successor.

Some analysts believe that Duncan’s resignation have been out of protest, after the ruling party asked the president to run for a third term after the death of the PM who was hand-picked to run in October’s presidential election.

The ruling RHDP party had been thrown into panic over finding a replacement candidate,  forcing them to say that they are asking the president to seek a third term in office.

This may have irked persons like the vice president who many had also looked up to as possible choice to represent the party at the next election.

A top aide to Ouattara, Patrick Achi, told reporters, that Duncan is leaving for “reasons of personal convenience”.  Achi further stated that Duncan had first tendered his resignation in February

“The president of the republic would like to pay tribute to a great servant of the state, a man of duty and commitment,” Achi said.

He said Ouattara had finally accepted Duncan’s resignation last Wednesday, the same day Gon Coulibaly, who had longstanding heart problems, died after a cabinet meeting.

Ouattara picked Gon Coulibaly in March to represent the RHDP party in the Oct. 31 poll after announcing he would not stand for a third term.

Ouattara came to power in 2011 following an election the previous year that sparked a brief civil war when the defeated incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, refused to concede.

Despite several years of relative peace, ethnic and regional rivalries linger, and this year’s election is seen as test of stability for Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer and one of West Africa’s largest economies.

Following Gon Coulibaly’s death, Ouattara’s RHDP party said last week that it may ask the president to rethink his decision not to seek another term.

This could help to unify the party but would draw fierce criticism from Ouattara’s opponents, who say the constitution does not allow him to run again.

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