The President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, announced on 29 May 2023 that he would call a constitutional referendum. By announcing his intention to instruct the government to organise a constitutional referendum, President Touadera is responding to the numerous requests from civil society organisations and the nation’s driving forces to provide the country with a new constitution.
In his speech on the revision of a new constitution, the President of the Central African Republic declared: “There is nothing above the sovereign people. The people are above the constitution. As a democratically elected President, I can no longer remain insensitive to the pressing and legitimate demands of the sovereign People to provide our country with a new Constitution”.
On 30 May 2023, the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, issued a decree calling for a constitutional referendum on 30 July 2023, noting that the referendum campaign would run from 15 to 28 July 2023.
According to this decree, the electorate of the Central African Republic is convened on Sunday 30 July 2023 to vote by referendum on the draft Constitution of the Republic.
The referendum campaign begins on 15 July 2023, at 6 a.m. and ends on 28 July 2023, at 00.00 a.m. Voting will be open without interruption from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm.