Presidential candidate Charles Konan Banny of the National Coalition for Change (CNC) attends a campaign press conference in Cocody district, Abidjan October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
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Ivory Coast's former prime minister Charles Konan Banny Friday pulled out of the country's presidential election, denouncing an "iniquitous" poll that is expected to return incumbent Alassane Ouattara Sunday.Konan Banny, of the opposition National Coalition for Change, is the third candidate to withdraw from the race, following in the footsteps of former foreign minister Amara Essy and former national assembly president Mamadou Koulibaly.Ouattara's main challenger is another former prime minister, Pascal Affi N'Guessan, who is running on behalf of Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular Front.
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