Central African Republic: Government

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Coat of Arms of Central African Rep.

Key Figures

Chief of State: President Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Head of Government: Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji

Overview

Government Name: Central African Rep.

Constitution: Reformed: 2015; The constitutional provides for the creation of a senate and a national election authority, as well as requiring decisions made by the president and prime minister to be approved by ministers, and for the government to inform the national assembly when a contract relating to mineral resources is signed.

Government Type: Republic

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle Source: ElectionGuide, http://www.electionguide.org/
Executive

The president is the head of state, while the prime minister is the head of government.

The president is elected by popular vote. The prime minister is appointed by the president. The council of ministers is appointed by the president.

6 years

Judicial

The supreme court upholds the constitution through decision making.

The supreme court is made up of judges appointed by the president.

7-year non-renewable terms

Legislative

The national assembly has the power to nominate the prime minister and pass laws.

The national assembly is elected for five year terms by using the two-round system.

6 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: The Central African Republic is an active member in several Central African organizations, including the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC), and the Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC). Standardization of tax, customs, and security arrangements between the Central African states is a major foreign policy objective of the C.A.R. Government. The C.A.R. is a participant in the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) and the African Union. Outside of Africa, the C.A.R. maintains fairly close ties to France, albeit considerably reduced from previous years.

Regional Trade Blocs: ECCAS

Treaties: Peace and Security Council (currently suspended)


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ACP AfDB AU BDEAC CEMAC EITI
FAO FZ G-77 IAEA IBRD ICAO
ICRM IDA IFAD IFC IFRCS ILO
IMF Interpol IOC IOM ITSO ITU
ITUC MIGA NAM OIC OIF OPCW
UN UNCTAD UNESCO UNIDO UNWTO UPU
WCO WHO WIPO WMO WTO

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Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Desertification Endangered Species Hazardous Wastes
Law of the Sea Ozone Layer Protection Tropical Timber 06 Wetlands

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Tax Authority: Information not available

Tax Name: Information not available


Sources:

CIA World Factbook and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets except where stated otherwise.

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