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Central African Republic Holds Second Round of Presidential Elections


Voters in the Central African Republic are choosing a president.

The choice in Sunday's runoff election is between the incumbent, President Francois Bozize, and former Prime Minister Martin Ziguele.

Mr. Bozize won nearly 43 percent of the vote in the first-round election in March, but fell short of the simple majority needed for an outright victory. Mr. Ziguele earned nearly 24 percent of the vote.

Mr. Bozize came to power in March, 2003 after ousting former President Ange-Felix Patasse in a coup.

Along with choosing a new democratically-elected president, some one-and-a-half million eligible voters in the Central African Republic will also elect more than 80 members of the legislature. Official results are not expected for several days.

Some information provided by AP and AFP.

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