Central African Republic: Transitional council adopts new constitution

| September 7, 2015

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The National Transitional Council in the Central African Republic has adopted a new constitution, as the country tries to turn the page on years of violence.

Before it becomes law, the constitution must pass a referendum set for October 5. Legislative and presidential elections will take place later in the month.

Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet is the President of the National Transitional Council. He says, “The sovereign people will say at the constitutional referendum whether the liberties and fundamental rights … (in this document) permit the re-founding of the republic.”

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Photo: Former anti-Balaka child soldiers wait to be released in Bambari, Central African Republic, May 14, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun