Elections in Chad

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Elections in Chad gives information on election and election results in Chad.

Chad elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 155 members, elected for a four-year term in 25 single-member constituencies and 34 multi-member constituencies. Chad is a one party dominant state with the Patriotic Salvation Movement in power, although according to the African Union, elections in Chad are generally free and fair. Human Rights Watch, however has criticized the election process in Chad, arguing that they have problems such as electoral fraud, multiple voting, underage voting, and low voter turnout.[1]

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 25 April 2011 Chadian presidential election results
Candidates Nominating parties Votes %
Idriss Déby Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS) 2,503,813 88.66
Albert Pahimi Padacké National Rally for Democracy in Chad (RNDT–Le Réveil) 170,182 6.03
Nadji Madou Socialist Alliance for Integral Renewal (ASRI) 150,220 5.32
Valid votes 2,824,215 100.00
Invalid votes 355,111 11.17
Total (turnout 64.22%; boycotted by major opposition parties) 3,179,326
Source: CENI


e • d Summary of the 13 and 20 February 2011 National Assembly of Chad election results
Parties Seats
Patriotic Salvation Movement (Mouvement Patriotique de Salut, MPS) 83
* as MPS/RDP 27
* as MPS/VIVA/RNDP 16
* as MPS/VIVA/Rally for Democracy and Progress (Rassemblement pour la Démocratie et le Progrès or RDP) 4
* as MPS/VIVA 3
National Union for Democracy and Renewal (Union Nationale pour la Démocratie et le Rénouveau or UNDR) 10
* as UNDR/PLD 1
Union for Renewal and Democracy (Union pour le Rénouveau et la Démocratie or URD) 8
National Rally for Democracy in Chad (Rassemblement National pour la Démocratie au Tchad or RNDT) 6
* as RNDT Le Réveil 2
Federation, Action for the Republic/PF (Fédération, action pour la république or FAR) 4
CTPD 2
PDSA 2
UDR 2
AND 1
AND/R 1
ART/CNDS 1
MPDT 1
MPTR 1
PAP-JS 1
PDPT 1
PDI-RPT 1
PLD-UNDR 1
PUR 1
PPJE-ART-CNDS 1
RAPAD 1
SONOR 1
UDT 1
UET-V 1
UFD-PR 1
USND 1
Total 187
Source: Who rules where

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Report Book 2008 . Human Rights Watch. <http://www.hrw.org/wr2k8/pdfs/wr2k8_web.pdf> <

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