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Former maths professor Touadera wins C.Africa presidential vote

February 20
17:21 2016

Faustin-Archange Touadera, a former prime minister and maths professor, was Saturday declared the winner of a presidential election in the Central African Republic seen as crucial to turning the page on years of sectarian violence. Touadera won 62.71 percent of the hotly contested run-off vote compared with 37.29 for Anicet-Georges Dologuele, a one-time banker nicknamed "Mr Clean" who had won the first round on December 30, the national electoral authority (ANE) announced. The well-respected former mathematics professor served as the last premier of ex-president Francois Bozize who was deposed in a coup in 2013.

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