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CAR elections: Doulegele supporters protest results

CAR elections: Doulegele supporters protest results

Central African Republic

Supporters of Anicet-Georges Dologuele are protesting against the provisional results of of the Central African Republic’s second round of presidential elections.

Former Prime Minister Faustin Touadera was declared winner in the run-off seen as an important step towards restoring peace.

He won 62.71 per cent of the votes to beat his contender who managed to poll 37.29 per cent of the votes.

But supporters of Anicet-Georges Douloguele say the figures do not reflect the reality of the polls.

“The transition authorities are fully involved in this situation. They know if Dologuele wins the election, he will carry out an audit of the transition administration. They have stolen money and do not want their administration to be audited,” a protester said.

Demonstrations by Dologuele’s supporters against the interim results started as the former Prime Minister decided to concede defeat.

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