Sept. 19, 1999 Held

Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Election for Central African Presidency

General Information

Central African Republic: Presidential Election, 19 September 1999

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Central African Republic

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ange-Felix PATASSE (1993-2003)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Anicet-Georges DOLOGUELE (1999-2001)
  • Assembly: Central African Republic has a unicameral National Assembly composed of 105 seats with members serving 5-year terms. 

Description of electoral system:

  • The president of Central African Republic is elected by popular vote to serve a 6-year term.

Last Election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on 22 August 1993. Ange-Felix Patasse was elected president with approximately 38% of the vote. 

Main candidates in the election:

  • Ange-Felix PATASSE
    • Party: Movement for the Liberation fo the Central African People
  • Andre-Dieudonne KOLINGBA
    • Party: Central African Democratic Rally
  • David DACKO
    • Party: Movement for Democracy and Development
  • Abel GOUMBA
    • Party: Patriotic Front for Progress
  • Henri POUZERE
    • Party: Independent
  • Jean-Paul N'GOUPANDE
    • Party: Party of National Unity

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 3,653,310 (1999)

·         Registered Voters: 1,709,806 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,858,499 (1999)

·         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: 547,996 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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