Feb. 13, 2011 Tentative


Republic of Chad

Election for Assemblée Nationale (National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 188 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Idriss DEBY
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Emmanuel NADINGAR
  • Assembly: Chad has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 188 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 70 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 116 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** A Party Block Vote in multi-member districts is used if a list gains an absolute majority of the vote. If no list obtains the majority of the vote, members are elected through party-list proportional representation.

* has not yet been created and size is unspecified, members to serve six-year terms, one-third of membership renewable every two years.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Alliance: Patriotic Salvation Movement / Mouvement Patriotique du Salut (MPS)
    Leader: Idriss DEBY
    Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,329,208 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,830,885 (February 2011 )