Ivory Coast president Ouattara nominated for third term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara was formally chosen by his party on Saturday to run for a third term in an October election, despite opposition charges it is unconstitutional.

Ouattara, who has been in power since 2010, said in March that he would not stand again but changed his position after the death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly — seen as his anointed successor – in July.