- Politics of the Central African Republic
Politics of the Central African Republic takes place in a framework of a presidential
republic, whereby the President is both head of stateand head of government(with an executive Prime Minister). Executive poweris exercised by the government. Legislative poweris vested in both the governmentand parliament. The official government was deposed in March 15, 2003by forces under the rebel leader François Bozizé, who promised elections in 18 to 30 months. A new cabinet was set up in April 1, 2003. Elections were held on March 13, 2005.
François Bozizé| 15 March 2003
Faustin-Archange Touadéra| 22 January 2008The president is elected by popular vote for a six-year term, the prime minister is appointed by the president.
The president also appoints and presides over the Council of Ministers, which initiates laws and oversees government operations.
Political parties and elections
Supreme Court or Cour Supreme, judges appointed by the president; Constitutional Court, judges appointed by the president
The Central African Republic is divided in 14 prefectures (prefectures, singular - prefecture), 2 economic prefectures* (prefectures economiques, singular - prefecture economique), and 1 commune**; Bamingui-Bangoran, Bangui**, Basse-Kotto, Gribingui*, Haute-Kotto, Haute-Sangha, Haut-Mbomou,
Kemo-Gribingui, Lobaye, Mbomou, Nana-Mambere, Ombella-Mpoko, Ouaka, Ouham, Ouham-Pende, Sangha*, Vakaga.
International organization participation
ACCT, ACP, AfDB,
BDEAC, CCC, CEEAC, ECA, FAO, FZ, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC(observer), OPCW, UDEAC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO
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