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Re: INSIGHT -- COTE D'IVOIRE -- thoughts on French motivation against Gbagbo

Released on 2012-08-06 13:00 GMT

Email-ID 1105024
Date 2011-01-29 23:13:12
i don't know the numbers but i doubt France's economy would be hurt all
that bad regardless of anything that ever happens in Ivory Coast

On 1/29/11 3:41 PM, Mark Schroeder wrote:

Code: CI004
Attribution: Stratfor Ivorian source (is an Ivorian sociology professor)
Publication: if useful
Source reliability: is new
Item credibility: is new
Handler: Mark
Suggested distribution: Africa, Analysts

France has to go so far to oust a president because it is vital for its
If [incumbent President] Gbagbo resists enough and brings changes to
Cote d'Ivoire (Nationalizing French companies, removing Cote d'Ivoire
from the West African Central Bank (BCEAO), for example) France will
lose a big deal of money. 85% of that central bank's money is deposited
in the Bank of France and Cote d'Ivoire provides 60% of such money. So
imagine the disaster if Cote d'Ivoire gets out of the BCEAO. Last night
I listened to one of the minister of Gbagbo and he said this: "by
cutting us out of the BCEAO, the France and its African partners are
helping us tremendously. We will print our own money soon and control
our economy"...
So, when I say it is vital for France it is because other countries
might follow Cote d'Ivoire example; a move that, in the long run, can
weaken France's economy.