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Ivory coast President names new govt; key positions unchanged

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Alassane Ouattara wearing a suit and tie: Ivorian President Ouattara speaks during the opening ceremony of the Senate in Yamoussoukro © REUTERS/Luc Gnago Ivorian President Ouattara speaks during the opening ceremony of the Senate in Yamoussoukro

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new government on Tuesday, but the key positions of finance, defence and agriculture were unchanged, a presidential spokesman said.

Ouattara dissolved the administration last week because of a row within his ruling coalition.

Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly will retain the finance portfolio, Hamed Bakayoko retains defence and Mamadou Coulibaly Sangafowa remains agriculture minister.

(Writing by Tim Cocks; editing by Andrew Roche)

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