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CAR: Constitutional court confirms Touadera's victory

CAR: Constitutional court confirms Touadera's victory

Central African Republic

The Constitutional court of the Central African Republic has confirmed the election of Faustin-Archange Touadera as the country’s new president.

The court also rejected complaints by opponents of Anicet-Georges Dologuele who were demanding a recount of the votes.

“Since the majority of votes were obtained by Faustin- Archange Touadera, the court proclaims Faustin-Archange as president of the Central African Republic,” said Zacharie Ndouba, president of the court.

Since the majority of votes were obtained by Faustin- Archange Touadera, the court proclaims Faustin-Archange as president of the Central African Republic

He is expected to be sworn in by March 25.

There has been celebration among his supporters on the streets of Bangui.

Touadera won about 62 percent of the votes in the presidential runoff poll held on February 14.

He once served as Prime Minister under President Francois Bozize.

The Central African Republic was plunged into crisis in early 2013 when Muslim Seleka fighters toppled Bozize sparking a war between them and the Christian anti-Balaka group.

The country is among the poorest in the world despite its agricultural and mining potentials. Since independence in 1960, the country’s has suffered coups and rebellion.

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