ElectionGudie

Dec. 30, 2015 Held

1,132,886
Voted
Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Election for President

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,132,886
Valid Votes:1,043,516
Invalid Votes:89,370

Candidates:

Anicet-Georges DOLOGUÉLÉ268,952

23.74

Faustin-Archange TOUADÉRA215,800

19.05

Other Candidates174,691

16.74

Désiré Nzanga KOLINGBA136,398

12.04

Martin ZIGUÉLÉ129,474

11.43

Jean-Serge BOKASSA68,705

6.06

Charles-Armel DOUBANE41,095

3.63

Jean-Michel MANDABA35,458

3.13

Sylvain PATASSÉ-NGAKOUTOU31,261

2.76

Abdou Karim MECKASSOUA31,052

2.74

More Info:

At stake in this election:       

  • The office of President of the Central African Republic.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Interim President Catherine SAMBA-PANZA (since 23 January 2014)*
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mahamat KAMOUN (since 10 August 2014)
  • Assembly: Central African Republic has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 105 seats.

 

*Interim President SAMBA-PANZA replaced Interim President Michel DJOTODIA following his resignation, which was prompted by his failure to prevent intensifying sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians. Prime Minister KAMOUN is the leader of the transitional government. For a more complete overview of the political situation in the Central African Republic, please see this timeline.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée 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: 5,391,539 (2015 est.)[1]
  • Registered voters: 1,825,735 (2011) [2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,695,770 (2015 est.)[3]
  • Is the Central African Republic a signatory to CEDAW: N/A[4]
  • Has the Central African Republic ratified CEDAW: Yes (21 June 1991)[5]
  • Gender Quota: No[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 13 (12.38%) of 105[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 185[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is the Central African Republic a signatory to CRPD: Yes (9 May 2007)[10]
  • Has the Central African Republic ratified CRPD: No[11]
  • Population with a disability: 808,731 (2015 est.)[12]

 

 

 

[1] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ct.html

[2]  http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?CountryCode=CF

[3] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ct.html

[4] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[5] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[6] http://www.quotaproject.org/noquotas.cfm

[7] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/car_A.htm

[8] http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/table-1-human-development-index-and-its-components

[9] http://genderindex.org/country/central-african-republic

[10] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[11] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[12] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/cf/all/