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CAR: François Bozizé Forms Alliance With Opponent Georges Dologuélé

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On December 27, the Central African Republic will go to polls to elect a new President and National Assembly.

Political pressure is mounting both in the opposition camps and the ruling party as both sides wrestle to take control of the government through the ballot.

Former President François Bozizé who has been rallying people to support him and return to power, had his candidature rejected by the Constitutional Court- his dreams of regaining the presidential chair faded away.

In a previous press release published Tuesday, François Bozizé announced that he accepted the invalidation of his presidential candidacy.

Bozizé through his political party the Kwa Na Kwa (KNK) decided to support an opponent and signed an alliance on Wednesday with former Prime Minister Anicet-Georges Dologuélé.

“The KNK supports the candidacy of Anicet George Dologuele. The two political parties agreed this Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Bossangoa on an electoral alliance in view of the presidential election of December 27, 2020 ”, announced in a statement the party of François Bozizé, the Kwa Na Kwa (KNK).

According to the Kwa Na Kwa, the former Central African Prime Minister of Ange-Félix Patassé, head of the Union for Central African Renewal (URCA), made the trip to the city of Bossangoa where he met François Bozizé to “seal their electoral agreement.

The former head of state asked the opposition to unite behind a single candidate to beat outgoing president Faustin Archange Touadéra.

On December 15, François Bozizé had refused to support a candidate of the Democratic Opposition Coalition (COD-2020, which he chairs) rather than another.

He called on the “presidents of the COD-2020” to designate “a single consensus candidate”, who would have “the most extensive electoral base and substantial financial means”.