Chadian presidential election, 2011

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Chadian presidential election, 2011
Chad
2006 ←
25 April 2011 (2011-04-25) → 2016

 
Nominee Idriss Déby Albert Pahimi Padacké
Party MPS RNDT–Le Réveil
Electoral vote 2,503,813 170,182
Percentage 88.66% 6.03%

President before election

Idriss Déby
MPS

Elected President

Idriss Déby
MPS

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Presidential elections were held in Chad on 25 April 2011, after being postponed from 3 April.

Campaign[edit]

On 25 March 2011, the deputy spokesman of the opposition coalition, Saleh Kebzabo of the National Union for Democracy and Renewal, announced that "the coalition of political parties have decided to suspend their participation in the electoral commission." Fifteen opposition party-affiliated members of the election commission resigned, posing a threat to the credibility of the elections. According to Chad's electoral code, the electoral commission must have at least two-thirds of its 31 members to constitute a quorum.[1]

Boycott[edit]

The major opposition politicians Kebzabo, Wadel Abdelkader Kamougué of the Union for Renewal and Democracy, and Ngarlejy Yorongar of the Federation, Action for the Republic, announced that they would boycott the "election circus" and urged voters to do so too. Their announcement followed demands for electoral reforms including the issue of new voter identification cards. They also claimed unfair conditions led to a loss in the February 2011 parliamentary elections and that the presidential election would be a "historic fraud."[2]

Conduct[edit]

Voting stations were reported to have opened late in the N'Djamena because of a delay in the arrival of voting materials and staff.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Idriss Déby Patriotic Salvation Movement 2,503,813 88.66
Albert Pahimi Padacké National Rally for Democracy in Chad 170,182 6.03
Nadji Madou Socialist Alliance for Integral Renewal 150,220 5.32
Invalid/blank votes 355,111
Total 3,179,326 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,950,976 64.22
Source: Adam Carr

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chad opposition quits election body IOL News, 25 March 2011
  2. ^ a b Opposition boycott clouds Chad vote Al Jazeera, 25 April 2011