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People in Central African Republic vote in presidential, legislative polls

30 December 2015 9:46


People in the Central African Republic (CAR) are going to the polls in much-delayed elections in the hope of putting an end to years of violence in the country.

Polling stations for the presidential and parliamentary votes opened on Wednesday. Thirty candidates, including former prime ministers, Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Martin Ziguele, are running for president.

The elections had been postponed four times since February 2015 due to insecurity and logistical challenges.

In a Tuesday statement, the United Nations (UN)’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for calm and credible elections in the African country.

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