Democracy in Central African Republic

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018


7 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017


1.52 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:


Polity IV 2016



(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)


Failed State

Political System

System of Government Semi-Presidential System
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2015-2016 (Dec-Jan)
Next Presidential Election 2020
Presidential Term Limits Two, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

Single-member constituencies with run-off system

Last Legislative Election


Next Legislative Election


Number of Seats in Legislature 100
Female quota, representation in lower house No


Last presidential election (2015/16)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
Anicet-Georges Dologuélé 23.74 37.29
Faustin-Archange Touadéra 19.05 62.71
Désiré Kolingba 12.04
Martin Ziguélé 11.43
Jean-Serge Bokassa 6.06
Charles-Armel Doubane 3.63
Jean-Michel Mandaba 3.13
Sylvain Patassé-Ngakoutou 2.76
Abdou Karim Meckassoua 2.74
Gaston Mandata Nguérékata 1.98
Jean-Barkès Ngombe-Ketté 1.67
Timoléon Baikoua 1.52
Fidèle Gouandjika 1.36
Théodore Kapou 1.17
Marcel Dimassé 0.78
Guy Moskit 0.77
Jean Willybiro-Sako 0.75
Émile Gros Raymond Nakombo 0.71
Régina Konzi-Mongot 0.59
Xavier Sylvestre Yangongo 0.57
Cyriaque Gonda 0.57
Laurent Gomina-Pampali 0.51
Constant Gouyomgbia Kongba Zézé 0.49
Joseph Yakété 0.49
Mathias Barthélemy Morouba 0.46
Théophile Sony Colé 0.33
Maxime Kazagui 0.25
Jean-Baptiste Koba 0.18
Stanislas Moussa Kembé 0.15
Olivier Gabirault 0.12


Last legislative election (2015)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
National Union for Democracy and Progress 8.0
Union for Central African Renewal 10.0
Central African Democratic Rally 8.0
Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People 6.0
National Convergence “Kwa Na Kwa” 4.0
African Party for a Radical Transformation and Integration of the State 3.0
Party for Democratic Governance 1.0
Rally for the Republic 2.0
Party of the Central African Renaissance 3
Republican Convention for Social Progress 1
Movement for Democracy and Development 1
Socialist Party 0
National Union for Democracy and Rally 0
National Solidarity Movement 1
Action Party for Development 1
National Unity Party 1
Independents 34

Central African Republic on DiA

[srp display_thumbnail=”no” widget_title_hide=”yes” post_limit=”50″ post_content_type=”excerpt” post_content_mode=”titleonly” post_author=”yes” post_author_url=”no” post_author_prefix=”” post_category_link=”no” date_format=”j F Y” category_include=”16,” vf_everything=”no” wic_width=”full-width”]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *