Côte d’Ivoire : Re-opening of Parliament Sparks a Buzz across the Web
The second parliamentary term of the second republic of the Ivory Coast opened on Wednesday 25th April, 2012 in Yamoussoukro. Through this event, Guillaume Soro, former prime minister and president of the Ivory Coast National Assembly since 12th March, wanted to highlight a break with past unrest.
For Ouassénan Koné (president of the Ivory Coast Democratic Party parliamentary group), the opening is a milestone [fr] :
“Cette session ordinaire marque le retour irrémédiable à la normalité institutionnelle après des élections de sortie de crise douloureuses qu’a connues le pays”
For Guillaume Soro, the event is of utmost importance. He will therefore be contributing by relaying information on all the preparatory stages on his blog [fr] and profiles on various social networks.
Through his own online presence on social networks (@SorokGuillaume [fr] on Twitter, Soro Guillaume Kigbafori [fr] on Facebook and Kigbafori Guillaume Soro [fr] on LinkedIn), the president of the Ivory Coast's National Assembly and his communications service [fr] have created a buzz around the opening session of the parliament.