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Date:31 Mar 2016
CAR: New president pledges to ‘preserve peace’

[Dibie Ike Michael] Central African Republic’s (CAR) new president, Faustin-Archange Touadera, has pledged to “preserve the peace” as he took the oath of office on Wednesday.

The swearing-in ushers in the country’s first elected leader since Muslim rebels overthrew Francois Bozize’s government more than three years ago.

“I pledge to wholly respect the constitution … and preserve the peace,” he said, promising to “carry out my duties without any ethnic bias.”

I pledge to wholly respect the constitution … and preserve the peace.
Touadera, 58, a former mathematics teacher, was the surprise winner of February’s runoff polls, the first to be held since Muslim and Christian rebels engaged in inter-communal violence which killed thousands of people since 2013.

The inauguration of the new president comes as the CAR’s former colonial ruler, France, said its troops would leave the country by the end of the year.

Source: africanews.com


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