UN Rejects Vote Rigging Claims in CAR as Touadéra Wins

An election in the Central African Republic went ahead, despite a series of attacks in the run-up to polling and threats to polling stations. Incumbent President Faustin Archange Touadera, who is seeking a second term, is the frontrunner. A new parliament was also voted on. The election came after a week of turbulence. Militias hostile to Touadera have stepped up attacks across CAR since the constitutional court rejected several candidates, including former President Francois Bozize.

An official processes voter ID cards ahead of the general elections in the Central African Republic.

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