Anti-Seleka demonstrators hold a placard reading “Djotodia must leave, we want peace” and a French national flag as they march to Mpoko airport in Bangui.
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Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia caved in to international pressure and resigned Friday after failing to halt interreligious violence, drawing thousands onto the streets in celebration.The resignations of Djotodia and his Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye were announced in a statement issued at a two-day summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) in neighboring Chad.Djotodia and Tiangaye resigned after Central African Republic's transitional assembly was summoned to the Chad summit late Thursday to decide on the country's future.Under an agreement brokered by the CEEAC last year, the CNT elected Djotodia to his position as interim president in April to take Central African Republic to elections, due at the end of this year.The regional leaders had run out of patience with Djotodia.France has 1,600 troops in the country, operating under a U.N. mandate to assist an African force that is due to be bolstered to 6,000 men.
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