The process of writing a new Constitution in Cote dIvoire began on Thursday with the formation of a committee of experts by President

A statement from the presidency in Abidjan on Thursday said the 10 experts would come up with proposals on the new constitution.

The president is expected to hold talks with the opposition, community leaders and civil society actors whose contributions would be captured in the new document.

``We need a new constitution which should guarantee the equality of all, national cohesion and stability of our institutions’’, he declared then.

A referendum would be organised so that all Cote d'Ivoire citizens could have a say on the new constitution.