Central African Republic Continues Election Despite Threat of Possible Violence

Voters in Central African Republic came out to vote in the second round of legislative elections amid threats of violence from rebel groups. 

The elections, which first held in December, were disrupted by an outbreak of violence from rebel groups that control two-thirds of the country.

The ballots were cast under tight security as the security forces were anxious to avoid a repeat of the insecurity that plagued December’s elections when President Faustin-Archange Touadéra was re-elected with 53% of the vote.

The electoral body in Bangui, the nation’s capital, reported a hitch-free voting process, residents were seen waiting to cast their ballots as security forces surrounded the area.

Touadéra’s party is expected to retain the majority of seats in the National Assembly.

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