Early election results from the Central African Republic’s (CAR) presidential election show that former premier Faustin Archange Touadera has a slim lead.
The election, which took place on Wednesday, is expected to end years of conflict across the country.
In addition to serving as a prime minister, Mr. Touadera is also a former maths professor. He was considered an outsider by many observers.
Currently he has a lead of about 30,000 votes. The election is expected to go to a runoff on January 31st. The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the CAR, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga called the election a “success”.