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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died at 61

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(CNN)Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died, the country’s President announced.In a statement, President Alassane Ouattara said the nation was in mourning over Coulibaly’s death on Wednesday afternoon, which occurred shortly after he attended a cabinet meeting in the Presidential Palace.He described the prime minister as his closest collaborator over a 30-year period.Coulibaly, 61, had been chosen to run as the ruling party’s candidate in this year’s October presidential election.He had only recently returned from a two-month stay in France where he had been undergoing health check-ups.At the time, the government said that “after examinations on Monday 4 May at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, he will take a few weeks rest, as prescribed by his doctor.”Coulibaly arrived back in the Ivory Coast on Thursday

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