Candidates call for halt in Central African Republic vote count
Written by Taiwo Adediran on January 5, 2016
Two thirds of the thirty candidates standing for president of Central African Republic on Monday demanded the authorities halt the vote count because of what they said were irregularities in the ballot. Many voters hope the December thirtieth poll will restore peace after three years of conflict between Muslim rebels and Christian militias in which thousands of people have died and around one million have fled their homes.
Results have trickled out slowly but with thirty-four percent of the vote counted, former Prime Minister Faustin Archange Touadera was leading, followed by another former prime minister, Anicet Georges Dologuele