April 25, 2011 Held


Republic of Chad

Election for President (President)


Cast Votes:3,179,326
Valid Votes:2,824,215
Invalid Votes:355,111


Idriss DEBY Itno2,503,813


Albert PAHIMI PADACKE170,182


Nadji MADOU150,220


More Info:

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)
    • 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 )

Gender Data:

·         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)

Disability Data:

·         Is Chad a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 September 2012)

·         Has Chad ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 1,844,776 (est.)