Faustin Archange Touadera, the newly elected president of Central African Republic has taken the oath of office, ushering in the first elected leader since Muslim rebels overthrew the government more than three years ago. The inauguration came as former coloniser France said its troops plan to leave the country by the end of the year.
Touadera, a former math professor and prime minister, emerged from a crowded field of candidates and won the February 14 runoff with nearly 63 percent of the vote. Earlier Touadera’s presidency puts an end to a two-year transitional government that came into force in early 2014.
The Muslim rebel leader who had seized power by force the year before stepped aside under mounting international pressure after his fighters were accused of carrying out scores of atrocities particularly against Christian civilians.
Both Touadera and the runner-up candidate, Anicet Georges Dologuele are Christians and campaigned on promises to help reunify the country plagued by sectarian violence that exploded in late 2013 between Muslim and Christian militias.
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Prime Minister : Mahamat Kamoun
Capital : Bangui
Currency : Central African CFA Franc
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Courtesy : International Business Times