The Ivory Coast’s presidential office announced on Monday that Robert Beugre Mambe, who previously held the position of Abidjan’s governor, has been designated as the new prime minister. This move comes in the wake of the government’s dissolution earlier this month.
President Alassane Ouattara took the step of relieving Prime Minister Patrick Achi and his cabinet of their duties on October 6, without providing a public rationale for this unanticipated decision.
In a statement, the Secretary General of the Presidency, Aboudramane Cisse, conveyed that “the President of the Republic has instructed Prime Minister Robert Beugre Mambe to promptly put forth a proposal for a new government.”
In 2025, Ivory Coast is poised to hold its next presidential election. President Ouattara, who secured re-election in the year 2020, has remained conspicuously silent on the matter of whether he intends to seek another term in office, keeping the nation and international observers awaiting a formal declaration of his candidacy.