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    Central African Republic Government - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/central_african_republic/central_african_republic_government.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Central African Republic
      conventional short form: none
      local long form: Republique Centrafricaine
      local short form: none
      former: Ubangi-Shari, Central African Empire
      abbreviation: CAR

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Bangui

      Administrative divisions:
      14 prefectures (prefectures, singular - prefecture), 2 economic prefectures* (prefectures economiques, singular - prefecture economique), and 1 commune**; Bamingui-Bangoran, Bangui**, Basse-Kotto, Haute-Kotto, Haut-Mbomou, Kemo, Lobaye, Mambere-Kadei, Mbomou, Nana-Grebizi*, Nana-Mambere, Ombella-Mpoko, Ouaka, Ouham, Ouham-Pende, Sangha-Mbaere*, Vakaga

      Independence:
      13 August 1960 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Republic Day, 1 December (1958)

      Constitution:
      passed by referendum 5 December 2004

      Legal system:
      based on French law

      Suffrage:
      21 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Francois BOZIZE (since 15 March 2003 coup)
      head of government: Prime Minister Elie DOTE (since 13 June 2005) note - Celestin GAOMBALET resigned 11 June 2005
      cabinet: Council of Ministers
      elections: president elected to five year term with a two-term limit; next presidential elections scheduled for 10 April 2005; prime minister appointed by the political party with a parliamentary majority

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (109 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms
      elections: last held 22-23 November and 13 December 1998 (next to be held 13 March 2005)
      election results: percent of vote by party - MLPC 43%, RDC 18%, MDD 9%, FPP 6%, PSD 5%, ADP 4%, PUN 3%, FODEM 2%, PLD 2%, UPR 1%, FC 1%, independents 6%; seats by party - MLPC 47, RDC 20, MDD 8, FPP 7, PSD 6, ADP 5, PUN 3, FODEM 2, PLD 2, UPR 1, FC 1, independents 7

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Cour Supreme; Constitutional Court (3 judges appointed by the president, 3 by the president of the National Assembly, and 3 by fellow judges); Court of Appeal; Criminal Courts; Inferior Courts

      Political parties and leaders:
      Alliance for Democracy and Progress or ADP [Jacques MBOLIEDAS]; Central African Democratic Assembly or RDC [Andre KOLINGBA]; Civic Forum or FC [Gen. Timothee MALENDOMA]; Democratic Forum for Modernity or FODEM [Charles MASSI]; Liberal Democratic Party or PLD [Nestor KOMBO-NAGUEMON]; Movement for Democracy and Development or MDD [David DACKO]; Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People or MLPC [the party of deposed president, Ange-Felix PATASSE]; Patriotic Front for Progress or FPP [Abel GOUMBA]; People's Union for the Republic or UPR [Pierre Sammy MAKFOY]; National Unity Party or PUN [Jean-Paul NGOUPANDE]; Social Democratic Party or PSD [Enoch LAKOUE]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, BDEAC, CEMAC, FAO, FZ, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIC (observer), OPCW (signatory), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Emmanuel TOUABOY
      chancery: 1618 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 483-7800
      FAX: [1] (202) 332-9893

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Charge d'Affaires James PANOS
      embassy: Avenue David Dacko, Bangui
      mailing address: B. P. 924, Bangui
      telephone: [236] 61 02 00
      FAX: [236] 61 44 94
      note: the embassy is currently operating with a minimal staff

      Flag description:
      four equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, green, and yellow with a vertical red band in center; there is a yellow five-pointed star on the hoist side of the blue band


      NOTE: The information regarding Central African Republic on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Central African Republic Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Central African Republic Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.









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