Counting is underway in the Central African Republic (CAR) following voting on Sunday.
The vote was overshadowed by violence between government and rebel forces.
President Faustin-Archange Touadera is seeking a second term and has accused his predecessor, François Bozizé, of fomenting a coup with rebel groups.
The Constitutional Court has rejected a bid by the opposition to postpone the vote because of the insecurity.
Deborah Amuwo reports.