February 20, 2016 / 6:59 PM / 3 years ago

Defeated candidate in Central African election accepts outcome

Presidential candidate Anicet-Georges Dologuele votes during the second round presidential and legislative elections in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

BANGUI (Reuters) - The defeated candidate in a second round of a presidential election in Central African Republic said on Saturday that he would not challenge the preliminary official results.

“For the sake of peace, I choose to respect the provisional results published by the ANE (National Elections Authority),” Anicet-Georges Dologuele told reporters gathered at his house.

Reporting by Crispin Dembassa-Kette; Writing by Emma Farge; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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