Central African Republic: Amendment of the Constitution is the will of the people

Mobilized as one body, the populations of 19 prefectures of the Central African Republic marched to show their support to the President of the Republic, Pr Faustin Archange Touadera in his dynamics for a new Republic. Thousands of Central Africans took to the streets on Saturday, October 22, to demand a referendum on institutional reforms in the Central African Republic. It is not the first time when Central Africans take it to the streets to make their voices heard.

While the population demands a referendum to change the Constitution, some opposition politicians supported by France do not accept this idea. The current Constitution of 30 March 2016 is problematic for the population as it was drafted during the period of instability under very weak and easily manipulated governance.

The President of the Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic, Ms. Danièle Darlan, cancelled any measure to introduce amendments to the March 2016 Constitution, which greatly angered the Central African people.

The president of the Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic follows French policy in the country, at the same time France, through certain politicians, serves its own interests within the Central African Republic. France opposes all decisions that would strengthen the country’s sovereignty and take the Central African Republic out of its hands, whether economically, politically or popularly.

France is disadvantaged by the changes in the mother law of the Central African Republic, because the constitution of the country of March 30, 2016 was adopted under difficult conditions, when the Central African Republic was totally dependent on France.

Now Daniele Darlan had to resign from her position as the head of the Constitutional Court because it is time for her to retire according to the Central African laws. This news was well-received by the people of the Central African Republic, who insist on the constitutional referendum.

For the first time in the history of the Central African Republic, the citizens of this country decided to write a Constitution of their own. This is an opportunity to give our country a new chance for a better life.