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President Bozizé is tipped to win the coming election, but much of the territory is beyond the control of his army

Cheered to the rafters at his Kwa Na Kwa (KNK) party congress at Mbaiki on 13 November, President François Bozizé, 63, declined to confirm that he would stand in next year's presidential election. However, it seems certain that he will - and win convincingly. Meanwhile, with a few ministerial changes he will keep his weak government in power although the state barely functions in much of the country and investors are losing patience.

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François Bozizé, Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, Omar Bongo Ondimba, France, United States, China, Shi Hu, Ange-Félix Patassé, Togo, le Barbu, Martin Ziguélé, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Congo-Kinshasa, Sudanese, Abu Mohamed el Rizeigi, Abdel Wahed Mohamed Ahmed, el Nur, Qatar, Uganda, Joseph Kony, Kwa Na Kwa, Communauté Economique et Monétaire d'Afrique Centrale, Mouvement de Libération du Peuple Centrafricain, Mouvement de Libération du Congo, in absentia, Union des Forces Vives de la Nation, Pur, Dialogue Politique Inclusif, Mission des Nations Unies en République Centrafricaine et au Tchad, Forces Armées Centrafricaines