Central African Republic: Polity Style: 1958-2019

1 Dec 1958 territory of Oubangui-Chari is proclaimed a member state of the Communauté (French Community) under the name of République Centrafricaine (Central African Republic) in accordance with a resolution passed by the Assemblée territoriale of Oubangui-Chari on 1 Dec 1958 and promulgated the same day (JOAEF, No. 1, 1 Jan 1959, p. 10)
1 Dec 1958 - 4 Dec 1976 République Centrafricaine [1]
13 Aug 1960 acceded to independence by agreement with the Communauté
4 Dec 1976 name of the state is changed upon the promulgation of the Constitution of the Central African Empire by a decree of 4 Dec 1976 (JORCA, No. Special, Dec 1976, pp. 667-672)
4 Dec 1976 - 20 Sep 1979 Empire Centrafricain
21 Sep 1979 republican form of government is reinstated in accordance with a Constitutional Act passed 21 Sep 1979 (JORCA, No. 1, Sep 1979, pp. 1-2)
21 Sep 1979 - République Centrafricaine

[1] In Sango: Koddorosêse tî Bê-Afrîka (other versions of spelling exist); Sango was designated either national or an official language by the Constitution of 1964 and further constitutions, but French continues as the sole language for official purposes.
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