Elections In Africa - News In Brief

Upcoming Elections

Past Elections
Cote d'Ivoire-28 Nov 2010
Niger-31 Jan 2011
Ghana-07 Dec 2008
Malawi-20 May 2014
Mozambique-28 Oct 2009
Namibia-27 Nov 2009
Mauritania-18 Jul 2009
Botswana-16 Oct 2009
Togo-04 Mar 2010
Guinea-27 Jun 2010
Comoros-11 Oct 2011
Ghana-07 Dec 2012
Egypt-31 Dec 2015
Tanzania-25 Oct 2015
Central African Republic -27 Dec 2015
Cape Verde -28 Aug 2016
About AEP
The African Elections Project :  your authoritative African Elections Information and Knowledge online portal, covering elections across the continent

Projecto Eleições Africanas: seu portal autorizado para informação e conhecimento sobre Eleições Africanas. Cobrindo eleições por toda Áfrca.

Le projet sur les elections en Afrique: votre portail exclusif et credible d'information et de connaissance en ligne, qui couvre les élections à travers le continent
News
Date:29 Mar 2016
CAR: President investiture slated for Wednesday

[Selinah Ntobong with APA/BBC/HWR] The President-elect of the Central African Republic(CAR), Faustin Archange Touadera will be officially sworn-in as head of state on Wednesday, March 30.

This is after the Transitional Constitutional Court in the country confirmed the provisional results of the second round of the 14 February presidential election.

Touadera scooped 62 percent of the votes against his main rival Anicet Dologuele.

Touadera’s campaign focused on restoring security. He vowed to encourage reconciliation and disarmament in a country that has been through a period of violent sectarian unrest since 2013.

Lewis Mudge, a researcher at International rights organization- Human Rights Watch (HRW) said President Touadera’s new government needs to break the cycles of impunity that drive the violence and make protecting civilians a priority.

Mudge said the outgoing transitional government cooperated with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and adopted a law to create a Special Criminal Court with national and international judges to try cases of serious human rights crimes and to hold those responsible to account.

A strong endorsement and action plan to support and advance the work of both the ICC and the Special Criminal Court, Mudge said, will demonstrate that President Touadera is also committed to ending this violence and to justice for the victims.



AEP

Get the latest news and updates on elections in Africa by following us on twitter 
@africanelection and like our facebook page   


Connect With Us

Elections In Africa Calendar
Sierra Leone-07 Mar 2018
Democratic Republic of Congo -23 Dec 2018

Elections In Africa-Facts Sheet