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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

5,277,959 11

Population (as of May 19, 2015)

Elections in our database

62.21%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
National Assembly Assemblee Nationale Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Interim President Catherine SAMBA-PANZA (since 23 January 2014)*
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mahamat KAMOUN (since 10 August 2014)*
  • Assembly: Central African Republic has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 105 seats.

​*Interim President SAMBA-PANZA, a Christian, replaced Interim President Michel DJOTODIA following his resignation, which was prompted by his failure to prevent intensifying sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians.  Prime Minister KAMOUN, a Muslim, is leader of the transitional government.  For a fuller overview of the political situation in the Central African Republic, please see this timeline.  

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 105 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** If no candidate receives an absolute majority in the first round, a second round is held between the top two candidates.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 1998-11-22 811,869 1,403,952 57.83%
National Assembly 1998-12-13 811,869 1,500,000 54.12%
President 2005-03-13 946,616 1,302,930 72.65%
National Assembly 2005-03-13 977,730 1,452,211 67.33%
National Assembly 2005-05-08 - - -
President 2005-05-08 977,730 1,452,211 67.33%
National Assembly 2011-01-23 - 1,825,735 -
President 2011-01-23 986,030 1,825,735 54.01%
National Assembly 2011-03-27 - 1,825,735 -
President 2015-10-18 - - -
National Assembly 2015-10-18 - - -

Voter Turnout