CAR candidates reject poll

2011-01-25 18:31

Bangui - Three of five candidates in the Central African Republic's presidential elections said on Tuesday they rejected the results "in advance" and demanded the vote be annulled.

Former premier minister Martin Ziguele, ex-defence minister Jean-Jacques Demafouth and a third challenger, Emile Gros-Raymond Nakombo, called Sunday's vote a "masquerade", in a statement from a coalition they have formed.

Incumbent Francois Bozize has been tipped to win the vote, but there have been complaints of irregularities and fraud.