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Ivory Coast: New prime minister named

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -

President Alassane Ouattara has tapped Foreign Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan to serve as prime minister in a new government one week after the surprise dissolution of cabinet.

The appointment of Duncan, a member of the PDCI party of former President Henri Konan Bedie, was announced at a press conference Wednesday by Amadou Gon Coulibaly, general secretary of the presidency.

Ouattara dissolved the cabinet last week over a feud between his political party and the PDCI over proposed changes to the country's marriage law.

The PDCI supported Ouattara in the November 2010 runoff election in exchange for the prime minister's post, helping him defeat incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo's refusal to cede office led to five months of violence that claimed at least 3,000 lives before Ouattara's forces won.

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