Ongoing Election Ballot Counting in the Central African Republic

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The Presidential Election Votes are Being Tallied Up

Hundreds forged their ballots and the polls have closed with the counting of votes commencing Sunday night in Bangui, Central African Republic — as the Constitutional Courtroom ordered the election to go forward regardless of calls from the opposition for its delay.

Although that is the Central African Republic’s first election since a peace deal was signed between the federal government and 14 insurgent groups in February 2019, the country saw a marketing campaign period marked by violence between rebels and government forces.

However, the native head of the United Nations, Mankeur Ndiaye, thought-about the election within the capital a "success" while also recognising incidents in other regions with poll bins burned, and armed teams trying to impede residents from collaborating in the electoral process.

Problematic Electoral Violence

Three peacekeepers from Burundi have been killed and two others wounded Friday by armed combatants.

Armed groups have seized a number of towns close to the capital, Bangui with the U.N. recovering Bambari city from rebels final week.

Second-term hopeful President Faustin-Archange Touadera’s authorities blames the unrest on former President Francois Bozize — again a yr ago from exile, blocked from the presidential race and accused of joining with armed groups to destabilise the country in efforts to stage a coup d'etat. Allegations he has vehemently denied.