The Presidential election went to two rounds which took place on 13 March and 8 May 2005.
In the second round Francois Bozizé (Independent) received 64.60% of the vote and Martin Ziguélé (MLPC) 35.40%. Francois Bozizé was elected as President with the next elections due in 2010.
First round results:
|François Bozizé (Independent)||42.97%|
|Martin Ziguélé (MLPC)||23.53%|
|André Kolingba (RDC)||16.36%|
|Jean-Paul Ngoupandé (PUN)||5.08%|
|Charles Massi (FODEM)||3.22%|
|Abel Goumba (FPP)||2.51%|
|Henri Pouzère (Independent)||2.10%|
|Josué Binoua (Independent)||1.52%|
|Jean-Jacques Démafouth (Independent)||1.27%|
|Auguste Boukanga (URD)||0.80%|
|Olivier Gabirault (ADP)||0.66%|
Turnout for the Presidential election was said to be 68.27% in the first round and 64.63% in the second round.