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Patasse’s party ahead in first round vote

The Constitutional court in Bangui announced yesterday that 45 out of 109 assembly seats had been filled in the first round of the legislative elections, press agencies reported today. They added that President Ange-Felix Patasse’s party, the Mouvement de liberation du peuple centrafricain (MLPC), had won 27 of those seats, while the opposition was taking 15 seats and independent candidates three. The second round scheduled for Sunday 13 December will decide candidates for the remaining 64 seats, as none had received 50 percent of votes.

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