Central African Republic 1999

Yearbook 1999

Central African Republic. At the beginning of the year, the opposition boycotted the work of the new parliament, which was elected in December 1998, in protest of a member of the opposition switching sides, which gave the government parties an overweight with a single mandate. Former Finance and Budget Minister Anicet Georges Dologuélé was appointed prime minister, but had difficulty with the formation of the government because the unexpected majority shift caused unrest even within their own ranks. The unifying government formed in 1997 after civil disputes was replaced by a government dominated by President Ange-Félix Patassé’s party The Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (MLPC).

In September, presidential elections were held. The election was postponed twice due to organizational problems, and the election campaign was disturbed by some violence. However, the election itself was conducted without hindrance, but the result – 51.63% of the votes of President Patassé in the first round – aroused protests from the nine losers, who demanded that the election be annulled. Foreign observers saw no obvious signs of cheating, and the Constitutional Court determined the result. Prime Minister Dologuélé gained renewed confidence and in November formed a new government dominated by MLPC.

Visit Countryaah official website to get information about the capital city of Central African Republic. The UN peacekeeping force MINURCA, which since March 1998 supervised the 1997 peace agreement, will be engaged in “peace-building” operations until its liquidation on February 15, 2000.

Map of Central African Republic Bangui in English

Country data

Area: 622,984 km2 (world rank: 42)

Residents: 4,659,000

Population density: 7 per km2 (as of 2017, world rank: 124)

Capital: Bangui

Official languages: Sango, French

Gross domestic product: 1.9 billion US $; Real growth: 4.3%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): US $ 390

Currency: CFA franc


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Head of State: Faustin- Archange Touadéra, Head of Government: Simplice Sarandji, Exterior: Charles-Armel Doubane

National Day: 1.12. (Day of the Republic)

Administrative structure
16 prefectures and capital with special status Form of

State and government
Constitution of 2016
Presidential Republic
Parliament: National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 141 members, election every 5 years; Senate (Sénat), election every 5 years
Direct election of the head of state every 5 years (one-time re-election) Right to
vote from 18 years

Population: Central Africans, last census 2003: 3,895,139 residents, mainly
Ubangi groups: 34% Banda, 27% Gbaya 11% Ngbandi, 10% Azande, Yakoma et al .; Bantu; French

Cities (with population): (2013) Bangui 747,109 inh., Bimbo 267,859, Berbérati 108,620, Carnot 55,483, Bria 44,185, Nola 43,020, Bambari 41,334, Bouar 38,921

Religions: 51% Protestants, 29% Catholics, 10% Muslims; indigenous religions (as of 2006)

Languages: Sango (Ngbandi-based Creole), French; Languages ​​of the ethnic groups

Employed by economic sector: Agriculture. 6%, industry 8%, business. 86% (2017)

Unemployment (in% of all labor force): no information

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 3.8%

Foreign trade: Import: 351 million US$ (2017); Export: US $ 124 million (2017)

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