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    Africa: Ex-Rebel Leader Guillaume Soro Eyes Presidential Run from Exile in France

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    Diaspora, Africa – (African Boulevard News) – On Monday, Guillaume Soro, the ex-rebel leader and former Ivorian Prime Minister, who has been in exile since 2019, said on his YouTube channel that there was no “reason” why he could not run for president in 2025. Soro did not rule out the possibility of making a comeback to politics in Ivory Coast. In his broadcast, Soro said, “I do not see any reason why I cannot run for president in 2025,” he added, “Ivory Coast is my country, and I have the right to participate in its political life.”

    Soro was convicted last year of embezzlement and money laundering charges, which he denied. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in absentia and is currently living in exile in France. Soro remains a significant figure in Ivorian politics, with a large following among the country’s youth. The ex-rebel leader also added that he would continue to engage in politics and work towards the betterment of Ivory Coast.

    Soro’s announcement has created a stir in the country’s political scene, with many speculating about his return. Some of Soro’s supporters have hailed his announcement, citing his experience and his ability to unite Ivorians from different regions. However, his detractors have accused him of attempting to destabilize the country.

    Soro first rose to prominence in 2002 as the leader of the New Forces rebel group. In 2007, he was appointed as Prime Minister by President Laurent Gbagbo. He later fell out with Gbagbo and became a key figure in the rebellion that led to the ouster of Gbagbo in 2011. Soro then served as Parliamentary Speaker and played a crucial role in the country’s post-war reconciliation efforts.

    Despite his absence from the country, Soro continues to be a popular figure among Ivorians. His announcement has come at a time when the country’s political landscape is undergoing significant changes, with the current President Alassane Ouattara stepping down after his two-term limit expires in 2025.

    In conclusion, Soro’s announcement has created a buzz in the Ivorian political scene, with many anticipating his return to Ivory Coast. His supporters see him as a unifying figure, while his detractors accuse him of destabilizing the country. With Soro’s fate still uncertain, only time will tell if he makes a comeback into politics and becomes the next President of Ivory Coast.

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