The French just grew tired of a useless president who seemed strung out on dope during the last five years.
On the banks of the Ebrie lagoon in Abidjan , in the yopougon distric, oh so loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, there was celebration for the defeat of the the man who is considered to have chosen his friendship with allassane ouattara over a bilateral relationship that should have dictated diplomacy and negociations between France and Ivory Coast. Under the pretext of a United Nations mandate to protect civilian populations during the 2010 disputed eclections, then president sarkozy of France used French forces to obliterate the Ivorian army and install his friend ouattara in office, against the wishes of ivorians and with total disregard to the Ivorian constitutional council declaration of victory for Laurent Gbagbo.
On Sunday evening with almost 52% of the vote, Francois Hollande became the seventh President of the Fifth Republic in France. Ivory Coast under French military occupation to guarantee the security of alassane ouattara, will perhaps breath a sight of relief in the coming months when the new supreme chief of the french army cofines his toops to their base on the outskirts of abidjan.
This country has endured far too much trauma in 10 years with sarkozy pulling the strings of violence. Lets just hope that this new sheriff will not be walking the streets of Abidjan with a double barrel gun in his holster.