Chadian parliamentary election, 2002

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The Chadian parliamentary election of 2002 was the second multi-party parliamentary election since the independence of Chad, and came after the normal expiry of the mandate of the National Assembly's deputies. President Idriss Déby's party, the ruling Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), struck an important electoral alliance with an important opposition party, Lol Mahamat Choua's Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), thus weakening the opposition already divided by the boycott decided by the Party for Liberty and Development (PLD) and the Union for Democracy and Republic (UDR). These two parties claimed that the authorities did not provide sufficient guarantees that the election would be free and fair.[1]

When election day came on April 21 nobody doubted the MPS would win, also because in 40 constituencies MPS candidates were elected unopposed. Unsurprisingly the MPS took 113 seats, while the opposition took only 31. The participation was moderately high, except in the capital N'Djamena where only 21% of the registered voters cast a vote.

Following the election, the National Assembly held its first session on June 10, 2002, electing Nassour Guelendouksia Ouaido of the MPS as President of the National Assembly.[1][2]

e • d Summary of the 21 April 2002 National Assembly of Chad election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Patriotic Salvation Movement (Mouvement Patriotique de Salut or MPS) . 113
Rally for Democracy and Progress (Rassemblement pour la Démocratie et le Progrès or RDP) . 10
Federation, Action for the Republic (Fédération, action pour la république or FAR)
. 10
National Rally for Development and Progress (Rassemblement National pour le Développement et le Progrès or RNDP) . 5
National Union for Democracy and Renewal (Union Nationale pour la Démocratie et le Rénouveau or UNDR) . 5
Union for Renewal and Democracy (Union pour le Rénouveau et la Démocratie or URD) . 3
Action for Unity and Socialism (Action pour l'Unité et le Socialisme or ACTUS) . 1
Action for Renewal of Chad (Action pour le Rénouveau du Tchad or ARD) . 1
People's Movement for Democracy in Chad (Mouvement Populaire pour la Démocratie au Tchad or MPDT) . 1
National Democratic and Federal Convention (Convention nationale Démocratique et Fédérale or CDF) . 1
National Democratic and Social Convention (Convention National Démocratique et Sociale or CNDS) . 1
Rally for the Republic - Lingui (Rassemblement pour la République - Lingui or RPR-Lingui) . 1
National Rally for Democracy in Chad (Rassemblement National pour la Démocratie au Tchad - le Réveil or RNDT) . 1
National Union (Union Nationale or UN) . 1
Rally of Democratic Forces in Chad (Rassemblement des Forces Démocratiques au Tchad or RFDT) . 1
Total (turnout 52.4 %) 2,185,646 155
Source: IPU Parline.


  1. ^ "Jun 2002 - CHAD", Keesing's Record of World Events, Volume 48, June, 2002 Chad, Page 44829.
  2. ^ Page on 2002 election at IPU PARLINE.

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