Catherine Samba-Panza
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Central African Republic MPs elect Catherine Samba-Panza

Bangui mayor Catherine Samba-Panza, 59, has been elected interim president of the Central African Republic, making her the first woman to hold the post.

She beat her rival Desire Kolingba in the second round of voting by the interim parliament.

Thomas Fessy reports.

  • 21 Jan 2014
  • From the section Africa
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