Forces loyal to President Gbagbo still hold an number of strategic sites in Abidjan. State TV and the presidential palace are still controlled by loyalists. But their position is very difficult.
Behind all this, a question remains. What's going to happen now? The puppet that the imperialists are imposing upon the people of Côte d'Ivoire is very weak. Indeed, out of 225 members of parliaments, only 5 are from his party, RDR.
Gbagbo's party FPI and Konan Bédié's PDCI had 99 seats each dominating the parliament. Almost half of the Ivorians had voted for Gbagbo.
With such a narrow political base, the French puppet didn't have and won't have any choice but to impose his rule by force. Another question that remains is how Bédié's followers are going to behave, now that they have gotten rid of his personal enemy, Gbagbo. What will ensue could be a fierce battle between Ouattara and Bédié.
Parliamentary elections could be called soon by Ouattara who needs a majority in parliament that could allow him to govern. Whether the FPI will be allowed to participate and how this process will be conducted is still uncertain. What's sure instead is that Bédié's PDCI is going to face the reality of Ouattara's power. Another issue is the role played by Burkina Faso's regular forces in the offensive against Gbagbo. They are in Côte d'Ivoire disquised as rebels but as soon as they will have to form a new army, this question will arise. How it's going to be solved is problematic.
The fate of loyalists forces is another matter of concern. Gbagbo's forces are still armed and it's not clear how this force will be merged with the rebel force. Gbagbo had a very big constituency especially in trade unions and the student movement. How they are going to evolve is also a matter of great concern.
The worst is to come for Côte d'Ivoire!
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