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UNSC calls for restoration of law, constitutional order in CAR

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Washington: The UN Security Council in an unanimous resolution has called for the restoration of the rule of law and constitutional order in the Central African Republic, as the 15-member body strongly condemned recent attacks and the seizure of power by force in this country.

Over the weekend, the power in Central African Republic was seized by Seleka coalition rebels.

In a resolution, the UN Security Council condemned the use of force, causing inter alia the deaths of and injuries to soldiers from the South Africa training contingent deployed in the Central African Republic at the request of the government.

Central African Republic was suspended by African Union’s Peace and Security Council yesterday and also the Seleka leaders whose action violated the Libreville agreements and jeopardised the precarious stability in the Central African Republic.

The Security Council called for implementation of the Libreville agreements, arguing that this represent the framework for political transition and the basis for a peaceful solution.

According to the political agreement signed in Libreville, the government of National unity is in charge of holding legislative elections.

The Security Council reaffirmed the important role of the Economic Community of the Central African States in facilitating the implementation of the Libreville agreements with the support of the African Union.

Two months after signing a peace agreement, the rebels of the Seleka coalition invaded the capital on Sunday and overthrew Central African Republic's president Francois Bozize, as they seized the presidential palace. The bloody coup also witnessed the death of 13 South African soldiers.

PTI

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