The head of the authority in charge of elections in conflict-torn Central African Republic has resigned over pressure to hold national polls before the end of 2015, the authority said Saturday. Dieudonne Kombo Yaya handed in his resignation on Friday, the National Elections Authority (ANE) told AFP in Bangui. The ANE chief cited “pressure from CAR’s presidency and the international community” over the election timetable for his decision to quit.
After twice postponing the elections the transitional authorities scheduled the first round of the presidential and legislative polls for October 18. But many fear the security situation is still too turbulent for a peaceful vote.
According to a source in the presidency, a strategic committee has been formed to work out a new electoral calendar.
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