Central African Republic Leader's Party Gets Parliament Majority

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera’s party won a parliamentary majority, according to the results of a vote that took place last week.

Legislators from Touadera’s camp secured more than half the seats in parliament, said Bertrand Yawilli, a spokesman for the leader, by phone on Tuesday.

Touadera was sworn in last week after winning 62 percent of votes in the second round of presidential elections. The diamond-rich country previously had been led by a transitional government appointed in 2014 amid sectarian conflict triggered by the ouster of former President Francois Bozize.

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