Tidiane Thiam formally assumed the role of president of Cote d’Ivoire’s opposition PDCI on Wednesday, following his election in December 2023.
Taking over from the interim leader, the oldest PDCI vice-president, who held the position since the passing of Henri Konan Bédié, Thiam brings a vision of unity and strength to the party.
His immediate focus lies in consolidating party cohesion, seeing it as a pivotal factor in securing success in the looming 2025 presidential election.
Beyond unity, Tidiane Thiam is dedicated to revitalizing the internal democratic processes of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire.
He advocates for a more participatory and inclusive approach to decision-making within the party, emphasizing the importance of engaging all members.
Thiam, transitioning from a banking career to politics, aims to leverage his experience to navigate the complex political landscape and position the PDCI as a formidable force in the upcoming electoral contest.