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The New York Times reports:
Mr. Robertson, who ran for president as a Republican in 1988 and founded the Christian Broadcasting Network, has been more enthusiastic in his support of Mr. Gbagbo. He has also been more overtly interested in Mr. Gbagbo’s status as the Christian candidate.
In January, Mr. Robertson said on his television network that Mr. Gbagbo is “a Christian, he’s a nice person, and he’s run a fairly clean operation in the Ivory Coast.”