CAR: 1981 Presidential election results

CAR: 1981 Presidential election results

Updated October 2010

The 1981 presidential election, the first multiparty election since the pre independence 1959 legislature, was held on 15 March (Mehler 1999, 205, 206; Nunley 2005). However, the elected President David Dracko was overthrown on 1 September 1981 (Mehler 1999, 206).

Voting statistics

Registered voters 971 395
Ballots cast 744 688
Percentage poll 76.66
Valid ballots 731 946
Spoilt ballots 12 742
% Spoilt 1.71

Table source

Mehler 1999, 215; Fandos-Rius 2010.

Results

Since David Dacko obtain an absolute majority no second round was conducted.

Candidate Party Votes % Votes
David Dacko Union Démocratique Centrafricaine (UDC) 374 027 51.10
Ange-Félix Patassé Mouvement pour la Libération du Peuple Centrafricain (MLPC) 283 739 38.77
François Pehoua Independent 39 661 5.42
Henri Maïdou Parti républicain de progrès (PRP) 24 007 3.28
Abel Goumba Front Patriotique Oubanguien (FPO) 10 512 1.44
Total 731 946 100.01

Table note

There is a small (214 votes) discrepancy between the valid votes figure (849 984) and the summ of the "yes" and "no" votes (849 770).

Table source

Mehler 1999, 215; Fandos-Rius 2010; Nunley 2005.

References

FANDOS-RIUS, J 2010 "Rulers of Central African Republic", 31 July [www] http://webs.ono.com/juanfandos/carrulers.htm [opens new window] (accessed 18 Oct 2010).

MEHLER, A 1999 "Central African Republic" IN Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (eds) Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook, Oxford Publishers.

NUNLEY, AC 2005 "Central African Republic" IN African Elections Database, [www] http://africanelections.tripod.com/cf.html [opens new window] (accessed 7 Oct 2010).

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