ElectionGudie

March 13, 2005 Held

946,616
Voted
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Central African Republic

Election for President (President)

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:946,616
Valid Votes:889,594
Invalid Votes:57,022

Candidates:

Francois BOZIZE382,241

42.97

Martin ZIGUELE209,357

23.53

Andre KOLINGBA145,945

16.41

Jean Paul NGOUPANDE45,182

5.08

Charles MASSI28,618

3.22

Abel GOUMBA22,297

2.51

Henri POUZERE18,647

2.10

Josue BINOUA13,559

1.52

Jean-Jaques DEMOFOUTH11,279

1.27

Auguste BOUKANGA7,085

0

Oliver GABIRAUT5,834

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Central African Republic

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Francois BOZIZE *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Celestin GAOMBALET **
  • Assembly: Central African Republic has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 109 seats.

* The president can be elected for a maximum of 2 terms. Francois Bozize became president after a military coup deposed Ange-Felix Patasse on March 13, 2003.

** Celestin GAOMBALET resigned 11 June 2005

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 109 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Francois BOZIZE*
    Party: N/A
  • Andre KOLINGBA
    Party: N/A
  • Martin ZIGUELE***
    Party: N/A
  • Oliver GABIRAUT
    Party: N/A
  • Auguste BOUKANGA
    Party: N/A
  • Jean-Jaques DEMOFOUTH
    Party: N/A
  • Henri POUZERE
    Party: N/A
  • Josue BINOUA
    Party: N/A
  • Abel GOUMBA
    Party: N/A
  • Charles MASSI
    Party: N/A
  • Jean Paul NGOUPANDE
    Party: N/A
  • Andre KOLINGBA
    Party: N/A

*** These two candidates will participate in the second round of presidential elections sceduled for May 1, 2005.

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Francois BOZIZE
    Party: N/A
  • Andre KOLINGBA
    Party: N/A
  • Martin ZIGUELE***
    Party: N/A
  • Oliver GABIRAUT
    Party: N/A
  • Auguste BOUKANGA
    Party: N/A
  • Jean-Jaques DEMOFOUTH
    Party: N/A
  • Henri POUZERE
    Party: N/A
  • Josue BINOUA
    Party: N/A
  • Abel GOUMBA
    Party: N/A
  • Charles MASSI
    Party: N/A
  • Jean Paul NGOUPANDE
    Party: N/A
  • Andre KOLINGBA
    Party: N/A

*** These two candidates will participate in the second round of presidential elections sceduled for May 1, 2005.

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on September 12, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,742,482 (July 2004 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 1,302,930 (March 2005 )