A former Central African Republic (CAR) premier has been elected following the country's presidential runoff, vowing to end corruption and instability in the country, Press TV reported.
The CAR's national electoral authority (ANE) announced on Saturday that 58-year-old Faustin-Archange Touadera, also a former mathematics professor, secured 62.71 percent of votes cast in the February 14 presidential election, while his rival, Anicet-Georges Dologuele, earned only 37.29 percent of votes.
In the initial presidential race held on December 30 last year, Dologuele and Touadera had secured about 24 percent and 19 percent of the votes, respectively.
The election results are considered as provisional and have to be confirmed by the Constitutional Court to become final.
Touadera's campaign focused on corruption, restoring security, bridging the Christian-Muslim divide and boosting economy in the war-ravaged country
Dologuele, the defeated rival who is also a former prime minister, said that he accepted the results although he believed there was a "massive fraud" in the second round.
The CAR plunged into crisis in December 2013, when Christian anti-balaka militia began coordinated attacks against the country's mostly Muslim Seleka group, which toppled the government of former president, Francois Bozize, in 2013.
France invaded its former colony after the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution giving the African Union and France the go-ahead to send troops to the country. However, the foreign mission has failed to contain violence.