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Central African Republic

Central African Republic
République Centrafricaine

Note: Following controversial presidential balloting on January 23, 2011, incumbent president François BOZIZÉ (nonparty) tallied 64.37 percent of the vote, well ahead of his nearest rival, former president Ange-Félix PATASSÉ (independent) who recorded 21.43 percent. The KNK (National Convergence) also won 26 seats in the first round of parliamentary elections, independents won 8 seats, and the MLPC (Central African People’s Liberation Movement) garnered 1 seat. Due to allegations of fraud in the first round of elections, the main opposition parties boycotted the second round of parliamentary elections held on March 27, 2011.

Note: Following controversial presidential balloting on January 23, 2011, partial, unofficial results showed President François Bozizé (nonparty) well ahead of his nearest rival, former president Ange-Félix Patassé.

Political Status: Became independent August ...

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