The specter of violence looms as the Central African Republic votes in election runoff. The first round of legislative elections were interrupted by an insurgency but authorities are now confident this new round of voting will be successful. Deutsche Welle had this story. Here’s an excerpt:
Voters in the Central African Republic headed to the polls Sunday for a second round of legislative elections after a rebel insurgency marred the first round of voting in December.
Although President Faustin-Archange Touadera was reelected, opposition candidates have said the legislative vote was illegitimate due to December’s low voter turnout.
Polling stations in the capital, Bangui, were heavily guarded Sunday.