At stake in this election:
- The office of President of Chad
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Lt. Gen. 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.***
*** The party-list tier is comprised of 34 electoral districts with district magnitude ranging form 2-5. 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:
- Idriss DEBY Itno
- Party: Patriotic Salvation Movement / Mouvement Patriotique de Salut (MPS)
- Albert PAHIMI PADACKE
- Party: National Rally for Democracy in Chad / Rassemblement national pour la démocratie au Tchad - le Réveil (RNDT-Le Réveil)
- Nadji MADOU
- Alliance: Socialist Alliance for Integral Renewel / (ASRI)
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 12,298,512 (2011)
- Registered Voters: 4,830,885 (February 2011 )
· Female Population: 6,146,182 (2011)
· Is Chad a signatory to CEDAW: No
· Has Chad ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (9 June 1995)
· Gender Quota: No
· Female candidates in this election: No
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 24 (following 2011 parliamentary elections)
· Human Development Index Position: 185 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)
· Is Chad a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 September 2012)
· Has Chad ratified CRPD: No
· Population with a disability: 1,844,776 (est.)