CAR / ELECTIONS RESULTS

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18-Jan-2021 00:02:06
Two weeks after the proclamation of the provisional results by the National Elections Authority of the Central African Republic, the country's Constitutional Court has validated the re-election of President Faustin Archange Touadera who has obtained 53.16 percent of votes cast on 27 December. MINUSCA

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STORY: CAR / ELECTIONS RESULTS
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DATELINE: 18 JANUARY 2020, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

1. Wide shot, Constitutional Court Judges on the benches
2. Various shots, Constitutional Court judges
3. Various shots, party officials inside the Constitutional Court
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Danièle Darlan, President of the Constitutional Court:
“The candidate Faustin Archange Touadéra, having obtained the absolute majority of the valid votes cast, is proclaimed elected in the first round, President of the Republic”.
5. Med shot, party official outside the constitutional court hugging and celebrating
6. Various shots, Touadera’s supporters celebrating on streets
7. Med shot, supporter carrying Touadera’s banner
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Boniface Bissandé, resident of Bangui:
“Very happy with the re-election of Touadéra. He is a man who has started to do well, and we believe he will continue to do well until the last moment. I'm so happy, my joy is so great and you see what's going on, people have no problem with him, despite the rebels, despite the CPC, the president has been re-voted. So congratulations to Touadéra, thank you very much and good luck to him.”
« Très content de la réélection de Touadéra. C’est un homme qui a commencé à bien faire, et nous pensons qu’il va continuer à bien faire jusqu’au dernier moment. Je suis tellement content, ma joie est tellement grande et vous voyez ce qui se passe, les gens n’ont pas de problème avec lui, malgré les rebelles, malgré le CPC, le président a été revoté. Donc félicitations à Touadéra, merci beaucoup et bonne continuation à lui. »
9. Various shots, people listening to radios inside a car, others on the benches.
10. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Charles Kobbo, accountant, resident of Bangui:
"This deliberation takes place in a context still marked by security instability caused by the coalition of six armed groups who wanted to prevent the conduct of the elections"
« Cette délibération intervient dans un contexte encore marqué par une instabilité sécuritaire provoquée par la coalition de six groupes armés qui ont voulu empêcher le déroulement des élections. »
11. Various shots, supporters celebrating in the streets

STORYLINE:

Two weeks after the proclamation of the provisional results by the National Elections Authority of the Central African Republic, the country's Constitutional Court has validated the re-election of President Faustin Archange Touadera who has obtained 53.16 percent of votes cast on 27 December.

SOUNDBITE (French) Danièle Darlan, President of the Constitutional Court:
“The candidate Faustin Archange Touadéra, having obtained the absolute majority of the valid votes cast, is proclaimed elected in the first round, President of the Republic”.

In some neighbourhoods, including Boyrabe in Bangui, supporters of President Touadéra celebrated in streets.

SOUNDBITE (French) Boniface Bissandé, resident of Bangui:
“Very happy with the re-election of Touadéra. He is a man who has started to do well, and we believe he will continue to do well until the last moment. I'm so happy, my joy is so great and you see what's going on, people have no problem with him, despite the rebels, despite the CPC, the president has been re-voted. So congratulations to Touadéra, thank you very much and good luck to him.”

This declaration comes in a context marked by security instability caused by the coalition of six armed groups that attempted to prevent the elections from taking place.

SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Charles Kobbo, accountant, resident of Bangui:
"This deliberation takes place in a context still marked by security instability caused by the coalition of six armed groups who wanted to prevent the conduct of the elections"

The President's inauguration is scheduled for March 30th. In the meantime, the elections authorities are preparing for the second round of legislative elections. MINUSCA, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, in accordance with its mandate, provides logistical, technical and security support to the electoral process.
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