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Catherine Samba-Panza, Mayor of Bangui, Elected as Transitional President of Central African Republic

Written by Lova Rakotomalala On 20 January 2014 @ 14:22 pm | 4 Comments

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The Mayor of Bangui, Catherine Semba Penza participates in the clean up of the city via La Nouvelle Centrafrique Infos [1]

Mayor of Bangui and now transitional president Catherine Semba-Panza via La Nouvelle Centrafrique Infos

After Michel Djotodia stepped down as president [2] [fr] two weeks ago, the Central African Republic (CAR) Parliament elected Catherine Samba-Panza [3] [fr], former mayor of Bangui [4], as the transitional president in charge of stabilizing the country until the next elections. Samba-Panza was recognized for her crisis management of the city [4] during the rebels pillaging spree in 2013. Samba-Panza's appointment will mark the first time a woman has been selected as head of the state.    

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[1] Image: http://www.lanouvellecentrafrique.info/centrafrique-des-proprietaires-des-concessions-insalubres-bientot-sanctionnes/

[2] Djotodia stepped down as president: https://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/01/08/159717/

[3] elected Catherine Samba-Panza: http://www.notreafrik.com/actualite/politique/1640-centrafrique-catherine-samba-panza-maire-de-bangui-elue-nouvelle-presidente-de-la-transition.html

[4] mayor of Bangui: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/09/04/a-mayors-struggle-against-the-pillaging-of-bangui-central-african-republic/

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