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How New Interim President Nguendet Can Bring Stability Back to CAR

After Michel Djotodia stepped down as interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet was selected as the new president of the national council of the transition.

Alexandre Ferdinand Nguendet, new CAR President via wikipedia CC-License-BY

Alexandre Ferdinand Nguendet, new CAR President via wikipedia CC-License-BY

 

Philippe Hugon opines on what needs to be done to bring stability back to CAR [fr]:

Il est très important qu’il y ait une conférence nationale qui regroupe les différentes forces, tels que les partis politiques, les entités religieuses et les représentants de ce qu’on appelle la société civile, pour permettre une réconciliation durable. Celle-ci me semble d’ailleurs tout à fait possible étant donné que traditionnellement il n’y a pas de conflits majeurs dans le domaine ethnique ou religieux en Centrafrique [..]Je pense qu’il faut donner là du temps au temps et que ces changements ne peuvent se faire immédiatement.

It is very important that a national conference takes place soon that brings together the various forces of the country, such as political parties, religious entities and representatives of the civil society, to enable a lasting reconciliation. Reconciliation is a very feasible goal given that historically there are no major religious conflicts in the country [..] I think we should give enough time for that to take place and that such changes cannot happen overnight.

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