Central African Republic

Faustin-Archange Touadéra is new CAR President


Former Prime Minister Faustin-Archange Touadéra has been elected as the new President of the Central African Republic.

Touadéra of the Union for Central African Renewal faced a second round runoff against Anicet-Georges Dologuélé an Independent in last Sunday’s (14th February 2016) election.

In the first round of the election on 30th December 2015 Anicet-Georges Dologuélé was in first place with 23.74% of the vote and 268,952 votes whilst Faustin-Archange Touadéra was on 19.05% of the vote and 215,800 votes. In the second round Touadéra took 659,059 votes and 62.71% of the vote compared with Dologuélé’s 413,352 votes and 37.29% of the vote. There were 1,153,300 eligible voters and turnout in the second round was 59.01% down from 62.54% in the first round.

Anicet-Georges Dologuélé has said that he will respect the result of the election.

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