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Marchers demand stop to elections

Supporters of opposition presidential candidates challenging the
incumbent, Ange-Felix Patasse, marched through the capital, Bangui, on Thursday to demand the cancellation of Sunday's scheduled election, the BBC reported. The opposition groups said the election had been badly organised and was destined to favour Patasse. Nine candidates are challenging him for a six-year term. A second round of voting will be held on 3 October if no single candidate receives over 50 percent of Sunday's votes.

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