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Cote d'Ivoire's marriage law passed by parliament after gov't dissolution

English.news.cn   2012-11-22 20:57:25            

ABIDJAN, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Cote d'Ivoire's marriage law, which led to government dissolution, has been adopted almost unanimously during the plenary session of Parliament.

A total of 213 parliamentarians out of 229 who were present Wednesday voted for the law, which was adopted without the support of the parliamentary group of the Cote d'Ivoire Democratic Party (PDCI) and the Union for Democracy and Peace (UDPCI).

The examination at the parliamentary committee led to last week's dissolution of the West African country's government headed by Jeannot Kouadio-Ahoussou.

The PDCI and the UDPCI of the three-party ruling coalition have been opposed to the proposed law, which allows the female like the male to be head of the family.

"The law was passed with 213 votes for, 10 votes against and six abstentions," Speaker of Parliament Guillaume Soro said after the debate.

Editor: Hou Qiang
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