ElectionGudie

May 8, 2005 Held

977,730
Voted
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Central African Republic

Election for President (President)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:977,730
Valid Votes:945,619
Invalid Votes:32,111

Candidates:

Francois BOZIZE*610,903

64.60

Martin ZIGUELE334,716

35.40

Charles MASSI-

0.00

Auguste BOUKANGA-

0.00

Oliver GABIRAUT-

0.00

Jean Paul NGOUPANDE-

0.00

Josue BINOUA-

0.00

Jean-Jaques DEMOFOUTH-

0.00

Abel GOUMBA-

0.00

Andre KOLINGBA-

0.00

Henri POUZERE-

0.00

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: 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

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

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.)