Central African Republic

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Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2011

Central African Republic went for Presidential and Parliamentary polls on January 23, 2011. Elections are held for 105 parliamentary seats for which 1.8 million people will be voting.

Its present President Francois Bozize is favored to win another term. His main challengers are former President Ange Felix Patasse, whom Bozize ousted in a 2003 coup, and former Prime Minister Martin Ziguele, who the president beat in the 2005 election.

Lack of funds to hold elections has delayed these elections which ware originally scheduled to be held in April 2010. Taking voting equipment to remote locations, paying for the electoral staff are issues faced during this election.

Results of the elections are scheduled for announcement on January 31, 2011.