ElectionGudie

May 8, 2005 Held

946,616
Voted
Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Election for Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly)

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:946,616
Valid Votes:946,616
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Central African Democratic Rally 8 None

Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People 11 None

Patriotic Front for Progress 2 None

National Convergence "Kwa Na Kwa" 42 None

Alliance for Democracy and Progress 2 None

Londo Association 1 None

Independents 34 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 109 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

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.***

*** 92 constituencies with no clear winner in the first round will hold second round elections.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (MLPC)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 47
  • Party: Central African Democratic Assembly / (RDC)
    • Leader: Andre KOLINGBA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Patriotic Front for Progress / (FPP)
    • Leader: Abel GOUMBA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: Social Democratic Party / (PSD)
    • Leader: Enoch LAKOUE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 6

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (MLPC)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 47
  • Party: Central African Democratic Assembly / (RDC)
    • Leader: Andre KOLINGBA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Patriotic Front for Progress / (FPP)
    • Leader: Abel GOUMBA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: Social Democratic Party / (PSD)
    • Leader: Enoch LAKOUE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 6

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last elections were held on December 13, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 4,055,608 (2005)

·         Registered Voters: 1,302,930 (2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,060,382 (2005)

·         Is Central African Republic a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Central African Republic ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (21 June 1991)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 11 (following the 2005 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 187 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Central African Republic a signatory to CRPD: Yes (9 May 2007)

·         Has Central African Republic ratified CRPD: No 

·         Population with a disability: 608,341 (est.)