The provisional results of the presidential election of 27 December were announced by the National Election Authority on 4 January. The incumbent, Faustin Archange Touadera, appears to have won in the first round with 346,687 votes or 53.92% of the votes counted. Opposition candidates may appeal before the Constitutional Court confirms the results on 19 January.
The Public Prosecutor's Office in Bangui opened a judicial investigation on 4 January against former President Francois Bozizé and individuals suspected to be the co-perpetrators of recent clashes in the country.
Violence continues in the country after it erupted in December prior to the first round of the elections. A coalition of non-state armed groups known as the Coalition of Patriots for Change(CPC) staged attacks across the country, calling for the cancellation of the elections.