François Bozizé barred from contesting Presidential elections in Central African Republic

The Constitutional Court in the Central African Republic has barred François Bozizé, a former president of the Central African Republic from contesting the Presidential polls that are scheduled on December 27.   The Constitutional Court said that Bozize lacked good morality on account of allegations of torture and UN sanctions. The Court ruled that the United Nations sanctions against François Bozizé were incompatible with a candidacy for the presidency. 

Bozize was the President of the Central African Republic from 2003 to 2013. Bozize, has denied the accusations against him. His lawyer said the opposition coalition led by Bozize would now meet to consider the future course of action.  

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