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Ivory Coast Votes for Parliament, President Seeks Majority

first_imgIvory Coast residents voted yesterday in a parliamentary election that the President hopes will maintain his strong majority despite challenges from the opposition.Voting for the more than 1,300 candidates for 255 seats was slow Sunday, while security was high.President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling coalition promises growth, hoping to seal its majority. The opposition Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), however, is participating in the vote in hopes of a more diversified parliament despite boycotting politics since 2011 after fighting saw its founder, ex-President LaurentGbagbo, and others jailed. The party is putting up more than 180 candidates.Violence after the 2010 elections killed more than 3,000 people when Gbagbo refused to accept defeat to Ouattara.Gbagbo’s fringe opposition is boycotting elections. Gbagbo remains on trial at The Hague.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Typical Wengerite: brainwashed! Arsenal have too many fans like that’

first_imgDo you fancy becoming a football pundit? Take a listen to the clip above and give it your best shot hereArsenal’s poor 3-1 defeat at home to Monaco in the Champions League has prompted plenty of soul searching from Gooners, not least Claude, who called talkSPORT to vent his frustration.Familiar to viewers of Arsenal Fan TV, Claude spoke with our very own Adrian Durham on the talkSPORT Drivetime show and explained that “I’ve had enough of the manager”.Then, after being played a clip from Arsenal Fan TV of pro-Wenger supporter Ty claiming all was not lost for the Gunners, Claude let rip.“Typical Wengerite… brainwashed! You could sleep with his missus and he’d stay positive.“It’s a joke. This is the problem with Arsenal, we’ve got to many fans like that. They can’t see what’s going on. It’s time for a change.Wenger’s “been a great manager in the past,” Claude continued, “but everything comes to an end.”What do you think of Claude’s view? Do you think you could be as entertaining on the airwaves?This is your chance to prove how good a football pundit you could be! talkSPORT has teamed up with The Carlsberg Fan Squad on a mission to find Probably The Best Pundit in the World… with probably the best prize too!The winner will become part of the on air talkSPORT team, live from a Premier League ground on the final day of the season!Get recording your entries now and also keep an eye out for the People’s Pundit van, which is now on tour to catch all of your punditry skills outside UK football grounds!It’s a fantastic opportunity! So head to www.thepeoplespundit.co.uk to find out more now.last_img read more