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Campaigns in CAR end ahead of Sunday's elections

Campaigns in CAR end ahead of Sunday's elections

Central African Republic

Friday marked the end of presidential campaigns ahead of elections in the Central African Republic.

Candidates for the presidential run off Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Faustin-Archange Touadera have both emphasized their willingness to restore the war torn country.

Supporters of Dologuele gathered at a stadium in the capital for the final rally.

One ardent supporter at the rally in Bangui said that Dologuele is the only one who can rebuild the nation.

‘‘It is over with political amateurs, those who abuse the youth who neglect the youth, those who do not have a vision that is very close for the youth to take up the challenge; the challenge of development , the challenge of economic recovery,’‘ another supporter said.

About two million voters will head to the polls once again placing hope in the upcoming elections in order to return the country to its former glory.

Dologuele is being backed by former President Francois Bozize party while Touadera is an independent candidate.

The two former prime ministers were among 30 other presidential hopefuls seeking to revive the nation.

Since the country broke into conflict late 2012, CAR has been running on a transitional government for close to two years led by President Catherine Samba Panza.

Violence between Muslims rebels and a Christian militia group has led to the deaths of thousands and displacement of nearly one million people. The country still remains in sectarian divisions.

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