Monday, 4 January 2016

Central African Republic elections- get the facts

On 30th December the Central African Republic went to the polls after years of conflict. Use our links to get free access to academic resources.

News service resources.
All has summaries of news stories many taken from African news sources.

Background on the electoral system
Official electoral commission website (French) very basic under construction.
International Idea Election Guide
Ace project encyclopedia entries on the region include details of the electoral system. there are also reports of election observation missions from 1993-2004

Background information on political and human rights in the region.
Freedom house reports rank the region as unfree
Amnesty International reports on conflict
Human Rights Watch reports
African Research Institute has some articles. scroll down and expand the country name.
UNDP work in Central African republic has background on peace plans and the constitutional referendum in December 2015
NDI electoral process strengthening work and projects in the region.
EISA - Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa- resources. includes observation reports from elections 2010-2014
search website of African Studies Centre Leiden University to find references to articles and books. The connecting Africa option provides free access to references and in wherever possible

 Election observation reports.
Press releases from the United Nations on the conduct of the elections.
African Union observations

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