The former head of state François Bozizé, whose candidacy had been invalidated, called not to vote in the presidential election on Sunday in the Central African Republic and rallied the rebels who launched an offensive against the outgoing and favorite Faustin Archange Touadéra .
“My compatriots, I call on you not to go and vote. Stay home. Leave Touadéra alone to go and deposit his ballot at the polls, ”he declared in an audio message broadcast on the internet and authenticated by his party. “I support the CPC,” he added, invoking the Coalition for Change, bringing together the most powerful of the armed groups that have occupied two thirds of the Central African Republic for several years, a country in civil war since 2013.