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  Elections in the Central African Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office.
It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials.
The country is now in a transitional period due to end with presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for March 13, 2005, in which Bozizé is running but from which Patassé is barred.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_the_Central_African_Republic   (200 words)

  
 Central African Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Central African Republic is a land-locked country in central Africa.
It borders Chad in the north, Sudan on the east, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south, and Cameroon on the west.
Originally a colony of France, the Central African Republic became independent in 1960.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_African_Republic   (489 words)

  
 Articles - Central African Republic elections, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A specific date for the elections, previously planned for December 2004 or January 2005, was announced on August 28, 2004 : January 30, 2005, with a run-off date of February 27.
The elections were, however, subsequently delayed to February 13 by a decree of president Bozizé in mid-December 2004.
In the parliamentary elections, contested by a total of 909 candidates, 17 of the 105 seats were won outright in the first round; the remainder will be decided by the results of the second round.
www.kamero.net /articles/Central_African_Republic_elections,_2005   (2648 words)

  
 Central African Republic - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Central African Republic, formerly the French colony of Ubangi-Shari, became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960.
It is bordered by Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo and Cameroon.
Full multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections are due in March 2005.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /central_african_republic.htm   (456 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Africa / Central African Republic holds elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Voters in Central African Republic cast ballots for president in the first poll since rebels seized the capital two years ago and installed their leader as the impoverished country's ruler.
BANGUI, Central African Republic -- Voters in Central African Republic cast ballots for president in the first poll since rebels seized the capital two years ago and installed their leader as the impoverished country's ruler.
Voters in the impoverished Central African Republic cast ballots for a president Sunday, the first poll since rebels seized the capital two years ago and installed their headman as leader of the country long blighted by coups and corruption.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2005/03/14/central_african_republic_holds_elections   (445 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Chad borders the north of the country, with Sudan to the east, Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo to the south, and Cameroon to the west.
After several days of fighting, and with the intervention of Jean-Pierre Bemba’s MLC troops from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the rebel troops were forced to retreat to the north of the country, from where they launched their successful assault in March.
Central African Republic is a member of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), along with Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville.
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 1000Countries.com: Central African Republic I: central african republic, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Central African Republic Embassy in the U.S. Central African Republic Embassy in the U.S. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC- Embassy of Central African Republic Chancery 1618 - 22d St. NW.
The Central African Republic is famed worldwide for its lowland gorilla population, Pygmy culture, and...
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC The Central African Republic is a country in west Africa.
www.1000countries.com /countries_of_the_world/central_african_republic_1.html   (2248 words)

  
 Lonely Planet World Guide | Destination Central African Republic
Traditional African music is not generally particularly accessible to the Western ear, and although it's full of complex rhythms and harmonies, it is not melodic and may sound as if very little is going on.
Africans generally place great emphasis on clothing, and a trip to the CAR is a treat to see the quality of people's dress.
Central African Republic in Pictures, by Thomas O'Toole, introduces the geography, history, society, economy and government of the CAR.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/africa/central_african_republic/printable.htm   (3886 words)

  
 VOA News - Central African Republic Reports Smooth Presidential Run-Off Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the Central African Republic, people lined up early Sunday to vote in the second round of presidential and legislative elections.
An election monitor for presidential candidate Martin Ziguele, Manuel Bonbetouma, said that turnout is not as high as the first round.
Over 300 national and international election monitors are in the country to observe the second round of elections.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-05-08-voa19.cfm?renderforprint=1&textonly=1&&TEXTMODE=1&CFID=15196951&CFTOKEN=38135262   (402 words)

  
 Central African Republic: Elections
This posting contains a special report on the presidential elections in the Central African Republic scheduled for September 12, 1999, with background on events since army mutinies in 1996-1997 and subsequent African and UN peacekeeping missions.
UN-monitored legislative elections for the 109-seat National Assembly held in November/December 1998 were generally considered to be free and fair.
Membership in political parties - and voting patterns in the 1998 legislative elections - were largely along ethnic or regional lines, analysts noted, while a civil society representative said that Bangui residents had started to move from one area of the capital to another based on the ethnic make-up of the city's neighbourhoods.
www.africaaction.org /docs99/car9909.htm   (2366 words)

  
 Elections in the Central African Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Central African Republic ( Sangho : Ködrö tî Bê-Afrika - French : République Centraficaine) is a country in Central Africa.
The country is a dictatorial republic, divided in 14 prefectures.
Freedom House considers the Central African Republic to be a partly free country.
www.electionworld.org /centralafrica.htm   (392 words)

  
 1997 Human Rights Reports: Central African Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Central African Republic became a democracy in 1993 following free and fair elections in which Ange Felix Patasse, candidate of the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People, was chosen President.
The Central African Republic is a landlocked and sparsely populated country, most of whose inhabitants practice subsistence agriculture.
The Central African Human Rights League (LCDH) is a nongovernmental organization with multiple goals, including publicizing human rights violations and pleading individual cases of human rights abuses before the courts.
www.usemb.se /human/human97/car.html   (5411 words)

  
 ABC News: Central African Republic Readies for Vote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That's the question voters in Central African Republic are considering as they head to the polls Sunday for the first presidential elections since rebels seized the capital two years ago and installed their headman as leader.
Some citizens say a ballot cast for Bozize whose campaign slogan is "Bozize, the man for peace" is a vote to continue the limited stability he has brought to the country.
Patasse first gained power in elections in 1993 from former 12-year strongman Andre Kolingba, who took power in a coup and jailed Bozize a move which helped prompt Bozize to take up arms against the Bangui-based government.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=574124   (366 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Central African Republic to hold free elections as planned: president
A referendum on a new constitution is due to be held in October, followed by presidential and legislative elections in January 2005.
International creditors had set an April 30 deadline for the adoption of all texts relative to the elections, but several aspects of the political process are lagging behind schedule.
The draft constitution and the electoral code, adopted in June and July respectively, have yet to win final approval from the transitional council, while the law governing political parties has yet to be submitted to the council.
www.reliefweb.int /w/rwb.nsf/UNID/F8B16F5DB794E52AC1256EF20022B4ED   (402 words)

  
 UNVs observe poll in the Central African Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The main goal is to ensure that the legislative procedure is as transparent and free from irregularities as possible, hence giving the elections legitimacy.
On the ground, the organisation of the elections was clearly the responsibility of the CEMIs and the outcome will be eventually validated by the country's Constitutional Court.
However, restoring stability will depend not only on acceptance of the election results, but also on success in restructuring the armed forces (a process with which UNVs are also involved).
www.unv.org /infobase/unv_news/1998/82/98_12_82CAF_election.htm   (806 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Central African Republic votes in presidential, legislative elections
The election commission overseeing the vote reported that the presidential poll and balloting for 87 of the 105 seats in the legislative assembly had gone off "calmly" in the capital Bangui and the interior of the country in spite of reported attempts at fraud, intimidation and intervention by the armed forces.
About 300 national and international observers oversaw the elections which marked the end of the transition period that began when Bozize came to power.
It was outstripped by Ziguele's well-oiled and long-installed Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (MLPC) and the Central African Democratic Rally (RDC).
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/MHII-6C87PY?OpenDocument   (604 words)

  
 Freedom in the World 1998-99: Central African Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ratings change: Central African Republic's civil liberties rating changed from 5 to 4 due to a slight easing of repression in the country.
In December, parliamentary elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) produced a nearly even split between supporters and opponents of President Ange-Félix Patassé and appear unlikely to resolve a three-year political crisis that has repeatedly flared into serious violence.
Legislative elections in December produced a one-seat opposition majority in the 109-member National Assembly, but, by year's end, there was no agreement on replacing the national unity government.
www.freedomhouse.org /survey99/country/car.html   (862 words)

  
 Central African Rep. - Country Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In November 2004, Amnesty International released a report entitled "Central African Republic: Five Months of War Against Women," which alleged that rape of women and girls during the five months of turmoil in 2002 and 2003 was systematic and widespread.
The Association of Central African Women Lawyers advises women on their legal rights and has published and disseminated pamphlets on the dangers of FGM and food taboos.
The humanitarian situation remains particularly challenging with nearly 200,000 Central Africans internally displaced and tens of thousands of refugees residing in CAR from DR Congo, Chad, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan.
www.womenwarpeace.org /car/central_african.htm   (2344 words)

  
 UN Chronicle: Central African Republic - law for holding national elections
Towards the end of July, some progress was made in the Central African Republic (CAR) towards establishing the infrastructure for holding national elections.
The Security Council, in its resolution, urged Member States to support the efforts of the authorities in the economic and social development of the Central African Republic and encouraged international financial institutions to cooperate with the country.
In a report on 19 June, the Secretary-General said the Government of the Republic must make all possible efforts to conclude agreements with the Bretton Woods institutions to address the country's pressing economic and social difficulties, particularly the task of meeting salary arrears.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1309/is_3_35/ai_54259340   (552 words)

  
 France-diplomatie [Actualité diplomatique]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Election of a new national assembly and of Mr.
The special CEMAC summit on the Central African Republic, which was held in Libreville on June 3, is an important stage in the process of reconstruction and return to constitutional legality which the country has begun.
France is intervening actively for the return to stability in the Central African Republic and in the region.
www.france.diplomatie.fr /actu/actutxt.asp?DOS=23375   (711 words)

  
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BANGUI, 22 Jan 2004 (IRIN) - A constitutional referendum will be held in November in the Central African Republic, followed by municipal, parliamentary and presidential elections from December 2004 to January 2005, a government minister announced on Wednesday when he released a final electoral calendar.
This would be followed by the establishment of a constitutional court before the end of the year, under the supervision of Wodobode.
The court would be mandated to examine all poll irregularities and to proclaim the election results.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=39068&SelectRegion=Great_Lakes&SelectCountry=CENTRAL_AFRICAN_REPUBLIC   (676 words)

  
 afrol News - Elections prepared in Central African Republic
The UN today reports that an "awareness campaign" for elections in Central African Republic has now been launched in cooperation with the country's military government.
It followed training workshops for election supervisors in Bangui, the Central African capital, last month under the auspices of BONUCA and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Human rights violations in the Central African Republic remain frequent and the General has increased state attacks on the media.
www.afrol.com /articles/13768   (438 words)

  
 Freedom in the World 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In December 2002, leaders from the Central African region sent 350 troops from Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, and the Republic of Congo to monitor the border region and to patrol Bangui.
Presidential and legislative elections were held in 1993 in line with the 1986 constitution, giving the CAR's people their first opportunity to choose their leaders in an open and democratic manner.
President Ange-Felix Patasse, leader of the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People, was reelected in 1999 for another six-year term, defeating Andre Kolingba.
www.freedomhouse.org /research/freeworld/2003/countryratings/centralafrican.htm   (971 words)

  
 Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is a constitutional democracy with a multiparty legislature.
The Presidential election, like the National Assembly elections held in late 1998, generally was free but was controlled by the Government and was marred by irregularities that tended to favor the ruling party candidate.
On April 27, the Central African Criminal Court sentenced to death Ngoakossi Juvenal, a private detective, and Mafouta Jeannot, a former senior corporal in the army, for the killing and carjacking of the Libyan Ambassador in August 2000.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2001/af/8301.htm   (12060 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Africa | Q&A: Central African Republic elections
Though he pledged new elections when the security situation improved, the vote was delayed for two years due to instability in the north of the country.
The elections were then postponed to 13 March to allow all candidates more time to campaign.
Troops from the regional Central African Economic and Monetary Community have pledged to help the national army provide security during the polls.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/africa/4340777.stm   (831 words)

  
 VOA News - Central African Republic Holds Second Round of Presidential Elections
Voters in the Central African Republic are choosing a president.
The choice in Sunday's runoff election is between the incumbent, President Francois Bozize, and former Prime Minister Martin Ziguele.
Bozize won nearly 43 percent of the vote in the first-round election in March, but fell short of the simple majority needed for an outright victory.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-05-08-voa4.cfm?textmode=1   (199 words)

  
 Central African Republic - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is bound by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) and Congo to the south and Cameroon to the west.
PEOPLE: The Central African Republic has over 80 ethnic groups, of which the major ethnic group are the Baya who account for 34% of the population followed by the Banda who account for 25%, the Sara for 7%, the Nabandi for 11%, the Azande for 10% and the Mbaka for 5%.
Following the electional defeat, Kolingbe attempted to invalidate the results by announcing laws changing both the electoral code and the membership to the Supreme Court, however, following opposition protests and France's decision to immediately withdraw aid Pres.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/centafri.htm   (1267 words)

  
 Panapress Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The criminal court in Bangui Tuesday postponed to 31 December 2004 the trial of former defence minister, Jean-Jacques Demafouth, who was charged in November 1999 with the assassination of seven persons in the remote Kembé region.
Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - A 13-year-old girl has died, while her younger sister was still missing Tuesday in floods from heavy rains that pounded the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui Monday, official sources said.
Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Lieutenant Celestin Dogo, presumed to be behind the kidnapping and murder of two ex- rebels in Central African Republic (CAR) was arrested Monday in Bangui and questioned by the public prosecutor, Justice Minister Lea Koyassoum Doumta said Tuesday.
www.panapress.com /paysindexlat.asp?code=eng009   (2210 words)

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