Central African Democratic Rally
|Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People
Mouvement pour la Libération du Peuple Centrafricain
|Founded||6 February 1987|
|Seats in the National Assembly||
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Kolingba was the party's presidential candidate in the 1993 general elections, and was eliminated in the first round after receiving just 12% of the vote. The party won 13 seats in the National Assembly, emerging as the second-largest faction behind the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People (MLPC). It subsequently joined the coalition government led by the MLPC's Jean-Luc Mandaba.
In the next parliamentary elections in 1998 the RDC was part of the Union of Forces for Peace, (UFAP) which opposed President Ange-Félix Patassé. The RDC won 20 seats, and UFAP gained a majority of 55 of the 109 seats in the National Assembly. However, the MLPC was able to form a government after the defection of a UFAP MP. Kolingba was the party's candidate for the 1999 presidential elections, finishing second with 19% of the vote as Patassé was elected in the first round of voting.
Kolingba was the party's presidential candidate again for the 2005 general elections. He finished in third place with took 16% of the vote. The elections also saw the party reduced to seven seats in the National Assembly.
In the 2011 general elections the party won just one seat in the National Assembly, whilst its presidential candidate Emile Gros Raymond Nakombo finished fourth in a field of five with 5% of the vote.
- CAR: Parties with seats in the 2005 National Assembly EISA
- Elections held in 1993 IPU
- Tom Lansford (2014) Political Handbook of the World 2014, CQ Press, p249
- Report of the Observation Mission of the Presidential and Legislative Elections of 13 March and 8 May 2005 in the Central African Republic Francophone Democracy (French)
- Elections in the Central African Republic African Elections Database
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