The transitional National Assembly of the Central African Republic chooses Catherine Samba-Panza as the interim President, making her the country's first female head of state.
Voters in the Central African Republic go to the polls for the second round of voting in the presidential election, a runoff between former prime ministers Anicet-Georges Dologuélé (1999–2001) and Faustin-Archange Touadéra (2008–13).
Voters in the Central African Republic are heading to the polls for the rescheduled parliamentary elections and the first round of the presidential election, where 30 candidates are running to replace Acting President Catherine Samba-Panza. The presidential runoff election is scheduled for 31 January 2016. The Central African Republic has been rocked by unrest since the March 2013 coup of president François Bozizé by Séléka, a mostly Muslim alliance of anti-government groups. Thousands have died and about one million people have been displaced in the ongoing sectarian violence between Séléka and the Christian anti-balaka militia. The United Nations peacekeeping mission has promised a heavy security presence today.
Central African Republic's National Election Authority announces voters approved (93%) the new constitution in the December 13 referendum. Amid sporadic violence, 39 percent of registered citizens voted in the two-day poll. The first round of the presidential elections and Parliamentary elections now can be held on December 27, 2015. Acting President Catherine Samba-Panza and current members of the legislature cannot participate. [http:--www.dw.com-en-central-african-republic-voters-say-yes-to-new-constitution-a-18933653 (Deutsche Welle)] [http:--www.metronews.ca-news-world-2015-12-22-central-african-republic-overwhelmingly-votes-yes-on-constitutional-referendum.html (Toronto Metro News)]date=August 2019
A coalition of rebel groups called "Seleka" take over the Central African Republic mining town of Bria, killing at least 15 government soldiers. The group is spearheaded by UFDR forces and has already taken five towns in its two-week offensive, which it claims is because of a lack of progress after a peace deal ended the 2004–2007 Bush War. Following an appeal for help from President François Bozizé, the President of Chad Idriss Déby sends 20 vehicles of heavily armed troops to help quell the rebellion.