Chadian parliamentary election, 2002

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Chadian parliamentary election, 2002
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  First party Second party Third party
Leader Nagoum Yamassoum L.Mahamat Choua Ngarlejy Yorongar
Seats before 65 3 1
Seats won 113 10 10
Seat change Increase 48 Increase 7 Increase 9

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Delwa Koumakoye Saleh Kebzabo
Seats before 0 15
Seats won 5 5
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 10

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Parliamentary elections were held in Chad on 21 April 2002.[1] The result was a victory for the ruling Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), which won 113 of the 155 seats in the National Assembly.


The elections had been due in April or May 2001, but were postponed by a year to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission to organise the elections properly.[1]


Prior to the elections the MPS formed an electoral alliance with the opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), weakening the opposition already divided by a boycott by the Party for Liberty and Development (PLD) and the Union for Democracy and Republic (UDR). The PLD and the UDR claimed that the authorities did not provide sufficient guarantees that the elections would be free and fair. However, almost 40 parties did contest the elections, putting forward a total of 427 candidates.[1]

The MPS ran unopposed in 45 constituencies, whilst parties allied with the MPS were unopposed in a further 20 seats.[1]


Voter turnout was moderately high, except in the capital N'Djamena where only 21.8% of the registered voters cast a vote.[1]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Patriotic Salvation Movement 113 +48
Rally for Democracy and Progress 10 +7
Federation, Action for the Republic 10 +9
National Rally for Development and Progress 5 +5
National Union for Democracy and Renewal 5 –10
Union for Renewal and Democracy 3 –26
Chadian Action for Unity and Socialism 1 –1
Action for Renewal of Chad 1 +1
People's Movement for Democracy in Chad 1 New
National Democratic and Federal Convention 1 New
National Convention for Social Democracy 1 0
Rally for the Republic – Lingui 1 +1
National Rally for Democracy in Chad 1 New
National Union 1 +1
Rally of Democratic Forces in Chad 1 +1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 2,185,646 100 155 +55
Registered voters/turnout 4,171,169 52.40
Source: IPU


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