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Central African Republic forms National Transition Council

English.news.cn   2013-04-12 19:17:30            

YAOUNDE, April 12 (Xinhua) -- A National Transition Council of 105 members which will play the role of an interim parliament in the Central African Republic has been formed, a source from a meeting held in Bangui on Thursday said.

The formation of the National Transition Council comes after the taking of power by Seleka rebels on March 24 and it will replace the Supreme Transitional Council that was created on April 6.

The organ will be comprised of representatives from two blocks with the first one being comprised of Seleka rebels, all political parties and 16 regional representatives who will have a total of 55 people and the second block will have a total of 50 representatives from the civil society, religious groups and the diaspora.

The new socio-political organization was formed on Wednesday during a meeting in Bangui and endorsed by the country's new strongman, Michel Djotodia.

Out of the 105 positions in the National Transition Council, the political parties will have 38 posts and Seleka will have 17, each region will have one representative and Bangui will also have a representative in the first block. In the second block, the civil society will have 42 places, against six for religious leaders and two for the diaspora.

It's this organ that is expected to choose the country's new interim president during its first session that is likely to be held on Saturday.

The Saturday meeting will be held just before the next summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC, a regional organization to which the Central African Republic belongs) on April 15 in N'Djamena.

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