CAR's Djotodia OK with early vote

2013-04-04 22:48
Michel Djotodia. (Steve Jordan,AFP)

Michel Djotodia. (Steve Jordan,AFP)

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Bangui - A spokesperson for Central African Republic's new government says the country's self-declared president is now willing to speed up the process of holding new elections.

Government spokesperson Crepin Mboli-Goumba said on Thursday that leader Michel Djotodia had accepted recommendations made by neighbouring countries earlier this week.

Those suggestions include setting up an interim council that will lead the country though a political transition to democracy. Mboli-Goumba says a president will be chosen to lead that body soon.

Djotodia's rebel fighters seized control of the capital on 24 March, overthrowing President Francois Bozize who had himself taken power after a rebellion a decade ago.

The African Union and the United States have condemned the action.

Thursday's commitment to a quicker political transition comes after Djotodia met with foreign ministers from neighbouring countries.

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