ElectionGudie

April 10, 2016 Held

Chad

Republic of Chad

Election for President

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Republic of Chad: President, 10 April 2016

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of the Republic of Chad

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Lt. Gen. Idriss DEBY Itno (since 4 December 1990)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi DEUBET (since 21 November 2013)
  • Assembly: Chad has a unicameral Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly) composed of 188 seats with members serving 4-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • The president of Chad is directly elected by absolute majority popular vote, in 2 rounds if needed, for a 5-year term.

Last Election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held in Chad on 25 April 2011. Incumbent Idriss DEBY was reelected president, taking 83.6% of the vote. He defeated Albert Pahimi PADACKE and Nadji MADOU.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Idriss DEBY Itno
    • Party: Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS)/Mouvement Patriotique du Salut
  • Saleh KEBZABO
    • Party: National Union for Democracy and Renewal (UNDR)/ Union Nationale pour la Démocratie et le Renouveau
  • Kassire COUMAKOYE
    • Party: National Rally for Development and Progress (VIVA-RNDP)/ Rassemblement National pour le Développement et le Progrès
  • Malloum YOBODE
    • Party: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 11, 631,456 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 4,964,807 (2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 6,019,510

·         Is Chad a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Chad ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (9 June 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 28 (14.89%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 185 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Chad a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 September 2012)

·         Has Chad ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 1,744,718