Nov. 22, 1998 Held

Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Election for Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly)


Cast Votes:811,869
Valid Votes:811,869
Invalid Votes:0


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement for Democracy and Development 8 -


Patriotic Front for Progress 7 -


Central African Democratic Rally 20 -


Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People 47 -


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 109 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ange PATASSE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Michel GBEZERA-BRIA
  • Assembly: Central African Republic has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 109 seats.

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 simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (MLPC)
    • Leader: Ange-Félix PATASS
  • Union of Forces for Peace and Development
  • Liberal Democratic Party

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,577,028 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 1,427,691 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,819,965 (1998)

·         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: 7 (following the 1998 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: 536,554 (est.)