Central African presidential election, 1964

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Presidential elections were held for the first time in the Central African Republic on 5 January 1964. The country was a one-party state at the time, with the Movement for the Social Evolution of Black Africa (MESAN) as the sole legal party. Its leader, incumbent President David Dacko, was the only candidate, and won with 99.97% of the vote and a 93.8% turnout.[1]


Candidate Party Votes %
David Dacko Movement for the Social Evolution of Black Africa 682,607 99.97
Against 215 0.03
Invalid/blank votes 4,007
Total 686,829 100
Registered voters/turnout 732,139 93.81
Source: Sternberger et al.[2]


  1. ^ Elections in the Central African Republic African Elections Database
  2. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1969) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweiter Halbband, p2467 (in German)