Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan resigned and dissolved the government on Jan. 9, Reuters reported.
"I have tendered my resignation and that of the government," he said after a meeting with President Alassane Ouattara.
Ouattara kept hold of his majority in the Dec. 18 parliamentary polls. But legislative elections are usually followed by a change of government as a matter of procedure.
The resignations pave the way for the implementation of measures contained in a new constitution.
Ouattara signed a new constitution that had been approved by referendum into law in November, casting it as the way to ensure peace is maintained in Ivory Coast.