March 27, 2011 Held

Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Election for Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly)


Cast Votes:1,116,620
Valid Votes:1,116,620
Invalid Votes:None


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Peoplentraf 2 None

National Convergence "Kwa Na Kwa" 63 None

Presidential Majority Alliance 12 None

Independents 14 None

Central African Democratic Rally 1 None

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Note: Seat allocations represent the final seat distribution, including seats won in the first round.  

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
    • Seats won: 63
  • Alliance: Presidential Majority
    • ​​​Leader: N/A
    • Seats won: 12
  • Party: Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People /Mouvement pour la libération du peuple centrafricain (MLPC)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won: 2
  • Party: Central African Democratic Assembly / Rassemblement démocratique centrafricain (RDC)
    • Leader: Andre KOLINGBA
    • Seats won: 1​

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.)