In the Central African Republic, outgoing President Faustin-Archange Touadéra was re-elected on Monday, January 4, in the first round with 53.92% of the vote, according to the overall preliminary results of the ANE. He is ahead of candidate Anicet-Georges Dologuélé, who represents 21.01% of the vote, and Martin Ziguele in third place with 7.46%.
The scenario of the KO coup, which Faustin-Archange Touadéra announced through its presidential campaign, has now been confirmed. According to preliminary results not yet validated by the Constitutional Court, the outgoing president was re-elected far ahead of Anicet-Georges Dologuélé and Martin Ziguele. All the other candidates won less than 2% of the vote.
Awaiting the outcome of the legislative election
With regard to the turnout, ANE, the authority responsible for the election, puts forward the figure of 76.31%. But this percentage is calculated only on the basis of 910,000 registered voters or approx. half of the 1.8 million voters registered on the electoral roll. As for the legislative choice, the wait continues. The election authority will meet on this and promise a statement later that evening.
The announcement of the results was scheduled at. 16, but it finally took place later because the plenary meeting of ANE Commissioners responsible for the validation of the results had not yet taken place, explains our Special Correspondent in Bangui, Florence morice. This delay was linked to the arrival in the early afternoon to a final result result from Baoro about 30 km from Bouar, where the end of the vote had been very disturbed.
The election was held in a context characterized by uncertainty in part of the country after the birth of a new coalition of rebels before the election.
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Concert with horns and songs in the Touadéra camp
As for the hundreds of supporters present in front of the headquarters of the Faustin-Archange Touadéra, the atmosphere was festive. They listened to the results message, which was sent directly through large speakers in tense silence. At the announcement of his victory, they cheered and sang in a horn concert, says our correspondent in Bangui, Charlotte Cosset.
Singers were present to prepare the atmosphere for several hours. The campaign hymn “Touadéra must stay” was sung, and large banners with the president’s image were displayed in front of the campaign headquarters.