The President of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, has been re-elected after securing nearly 54% of the votes. The electoral commission said the results made a second-round run-off unnecessary. There were a total of 16 candidates running for president – including three women. Opposition candidates have said the election was riddled with massive irregularities. And the vote took place despite an offensive by a coalition of armed rebel groups which left thousands unable to cast their ballots.