National Assembly (Central African Republic)

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National Assembly
Assemblée nationale
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Seats 105 members
single-member constituency
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The unicameral National Assembly is the legislative body of the Central African Republic.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 13 March and 8 May 2005, has a total of 105 members elected in single-member constituencies using the two-round (or Run-off) system. Members serve five-year terms.

Political party distribution in the current National Assembly is as follows:

e • d Summary of the 23 January and 27 March 2011 National Assembly of the Central African Republic election results
Parties Seats
1st round 2nd round Total
National Convergence "Kwa Na Kwa" (Convergence Nationale "Kwa Na Kwa") 25 36 61
Independents 8 18 26
Presidential Majority (Majorité Présidentielle) 0 11 11
Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (Mouvement pour la Libération du Peuple Centrafricain) 1 0 1
Central African Democratic Rally (Rassemblement Démocratique Centrafricain) 0 1 1
Total (turnout %) 34 66 100
Source: International Parliamentary Union

Notes: The results for one constituency were invalidated due to irregularities; The National Convergence "Kwa Na Kwa" is not a political party, but a coalition of political parties that are supportive of President François Bozizé.

Former Prime Minister (2003-2005) Célestin Le Roi Gaombalet is the current president of the National Assembly.

The legislature of the Central African Republic was previously (at least as of 1990[1]) a bicameral institution known as Congress, of which the National Assembly was the lower house; the upper house was called the Economic and Regional Council (French: Conseil Economique et Regional).

The National Assembly will be dissolved by Jan 11 2014 and new legislative elections will be held, according to a ceasefire agreement signed between the government and the Seleka rebel coalition on Jan 11 2013 in Libreville, Gabon. According to the agreement, a national unity government will be formed and a prime minister will be chosen from the opposition parties.[2]

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