Elections underway in Central African Republic

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UN peacekeepers keep a watchful eye on proceedings at a polling centre as the Central African Republic (CAR) voted in presidential and legislative elections. Photo: MINUSCA

After several years of turmoil and several postponements, elections are underway in the Central African Republic (CAR).

As people across the country take to the polls, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged a "peaceful and credible" electoral process.

Veronica Reeves has the story.

With presidential and legislative elections taking place Wednesday in the Central African Republic, the Secretary-General urged all parties to respect the democratic process underway.

Ban Ki-moon said he was "encouraged to see that almost two million people have registered to vote" and called it "a clear demonstration of the population's" democratic engagement.

Mr Ban said the UN mission there, MINUSCA, was doing everything possible to prevent any possible disruption to the electoral process.

He went on to say that the UN remained committed to supporting CAR towards a peaceful and stable future.

Veronica Reeves, United Nations.

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