Union for Renewal and Democracy
The Union for Renewal and Democracy (French: Union pour le Rénouveau et la démocratie) is a political party in Chad. Its current president is Sande Ngaryimbé, its first being Wadel Abdelkader Kamougué.
The party, which was founded by Kamougué, was founded in March 1992 and legalized in May 1992. In the 1996 presidential election, Kamougué, as the URD candidate, took second place in the first round on June 2 with 12.39% of the vote; in the second round, held on July 3, he was defeated by incumbent President Idriss Déby, taking 30.91% of the vote compared to Déby's 69.09%.
As of 2008, the URD is a member of the Coordination of Political Parties for the Defence of the Constitution (CPDC) opposition coalition.
After Kamougué died in 2011 while campaigning, Ngaryimbé took over as the leader of the URD.
- "Tchad: un des principaux opposants Wadal Abdelkader Kamougué rentre à N'Djamena" Archived May 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., AFP (Jeuneafrique.com), March 22, 2008 (French).
- Political Parties of the World (6th edition, 2005), ed. Bogdan Szajkowski, page 119.
- "Rapport de la Mission d’Observation du 2è tour d’élection Présidentielle du 3 juillet 1996", democratie.francophonie.org (French).
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