Faustin-Archange Touadera elected President of Central African Republic

Feb 22, 2016 08:11 IST

Former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera on 20 February 2016 was declared winner in the second round of presidential elections.

As per the initial results announced by National Elections Authority (ANE) president Marie-Madeleine Nkouet, Touadera, who campaigned against corruption, won 62.71 percent of votes cast in the 14 February 2016 election. On the other hand, his contender Anicet-Georges Dologuele managed to poll 37.29 percent of the votes.

About Faustin-Archange Touadera

Born 21 April 1957, Faustin-Archange Touadéra is a Central African politician and academic who served as Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from January 2008 to January 2013.

He received his secondary education at the Barthelemy Boganda College in Bangui before attending the University of Bangui and the University of Abidjan.

He earned a mathematics doctorate in 1986, supervised by Daniel Gourdin at the Lille University of Science and Technology in France and another doctorate, also in mathematics, which was supervised by Marcel Dossa at the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon in 2004.

In 1987, he became assistant lecturer of mathematics at the University of Bangui and was vice-dean of the University's Faculty of Science from 1989 to 1992.

He subsequently served a rector of the university between 2005 and 2008, during which he launched several key initiatives, such as the entrepreneurship training program and the creation of the Euclid Consortium.

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