National Assembly (Central African Republic)

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National Assembly
Assemblée nationale
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Type
Type
Seats 105 members
Elections
single-member constituency
Meeting place
Bangui
Website
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The unicameral National Assembly is the legislative body of the Central African Republic.

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

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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