Two more candidates registered for Central African Republic's elections

19:50, November 18, 2010      

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The Central African Republic's Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) registered two more candidates for the presidential elections scheduled for Jan. 23, 2011, it said on Wednesday.

One of the two candidates is the country's former prime minister Martin Ziguele who is the president of the Movement for the Liberation of Central African People (MLPC). His registration papers were rejected by CEI on Nov. 9, one day after the official closure of the registration date.

Another candidate is Emile Gros Raymond Nakombo, the president of the Central African Democratic Rally (RDC), a party created by the late president Andre Kolingba. He was chosen two weeks ago during a party conference.

With the two men registered for the upcoming race, the country has six candidates to compete for its top post.

The four others include the outgoing president Francois Bozize of KNK (Kwa na Kwa, the ruling Workers' party); the former president Ange Felix Patasse, an independent candidate; former defense minister Jean Jacques Demafouth of the ex-rebel movement the Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy (APRD); and Justin Wilite.

Source: Xinhua


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