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Central African Republic

Election for Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 105 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

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.
  • The 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 parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: National Convergence "Kwa Na Kwa" / Convergence Nationale "Kwa Na Kwa" (KNK)
    Leader: François BOZIZE Yangouvonda
  • Party: Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Peoplentraf / Mouvement pour la libération du peuple centrafricain (MLPC)
    Leader: N/A
  • Party: Central African Democratic Assembly / Rassemblement démocratique centrafricain (RDC)
    Leader: Andre KOLINGBA
  • Party: Patriotic Front for Progress / Front patriotique pour le progrès (FPP)
    Leader: Abel GOUMBA

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: National Convergence "Kwa Na Kwa" / Convergence Nationale "Kwa Na Kwa" (KNK)
    Leader: François BOZIZE Yangouvonda
    Seats won in this election: 26
    Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People / Mouvement pour la libération du peuple centrafricain (MLPC)**
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this election: 1
    Seats won in last election: 47
  • Party: Central African Democratic Assembly / Rassemblement démocratique centrafricain (RDC)
    Leader: Andre KOLINGBA
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Patriotic Front for Progress / Front patriotique pour le progrès (FPP)
    Leader: Abel GOUMBA
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: 7

** The MLPC is split into two factions, one supporting the former president, Ange-Félix Patassé, and another supporting his former prime minister, Martin Ziguélé

Population and number of registered voters:

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