Jan. 23, 2011 Held

Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Election for President (President)


Cast Votes:986,030
Valid Votes:919,841
Invalid Votes:66,189


Francois BOZIZE607,184


Ange-Félix PATASSE184,716


Martin ZIGUELE59,370


Emile Gros Raymond NAKOMBO42,591


Jean-Jaques DEMOFOUTH24,980


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 Faustin-Archange TOUADERA
  • Assembly: Central African Republic has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 105 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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 6-year term.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • 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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,844,927 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 1,825,735 (January 2011 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,298,914 (2011)

·         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: 13 (following the 2011 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: 726,739 (est.)