Progressive Party of Ivory Coast

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The Progressive Party of Ivory Coast (French: Parti Progressiste de Côte d'Ivoire) was a pro-France political party in Ivory Coast.

History[edit]

The party was established in 1946 as a successor to the Patriotic Action Committee of Ivory Coast (Comité d'Action Patriotique de la Côte d'Ivoire, CAPACI),[1] which had supported Kouamé Benzème in the French National Assembly elections in 1945. The main leaders of the PPCI were Kacou Aoulou, Joseph Coffi, Julien Yacobi and Etti Arthur.[2]

In 1951 PPCI merged with Entente of Independents of Côte d'Ivoire (EDICI) to form the Party of the French Union of Côte d'Ivoire (PUFCI).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catherine Boone (2003) Political Topographies of the African State: Territorial Authority and Institutional Choice, Cambridge University Press, p199
  2. ^ Gbagbo, Laurent (1983). Cote-d'Ivoire: Pour une alternative democratique. Paris: L'Harmattan. ISBN 2-85802-303-4. OCLC 11345813.