Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Faustin-Archange Touadéra
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji


Government Name:
Central African Rep.
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:
Central African Rep. Flag
Coat of Arms of Central African Rep.

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

A high-risk political and economic situation and an often very difficult business environment can have a very significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is very high. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

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


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


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

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available


  1. ElectionGuide
  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets