Central African Republic council adopts new constitution
The transitional council in Central African Republic has adopted a constitution designed to form the base of a new government as the country attempts to turn a page on years of violence, government officials said on Monday.
Before it becomes law, the constitution agreed on Sunday must pass a referendum set for October 5 and followed by legislative and presidential elections on Oct. 18, with a second round slated for October 22.
C Africa to limit president to two terms under new charter
Central African Republic’s transitional government has adopted a new constitution that would limit future presidents to two terms in office as the country seeks to end more than a year of sectarian violence.
The new charter would limit the president’s mandate to five years that can only be renewed once and cannot be prolonged for any reason, and would create a new senate to help govern.
The constitution, which will now be put to a public vote, also includes the creation of a special court to judge the most serious crimes.