May 20, 2001 Held


Republic of Chad

Election for Chadian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,497,215
Valid Votes:2,427,558
Invalid Votes:69,657

Vote Share by Candidate:

Idriss DEBY1,533,509


Ngarlejy YORONGAR396,864


Saleh KEBZABO169,917


Wadal Abdelkader KAMOUGUÉ146,125


Ibni Oumar Mahamak SALEH70,248


Kassire COUMAKOYE57,382


Jean-Bawoyeu ALINGUÉ53,513

Election Results Modified: Oct 28, 2013

General Information

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 Pascal YOADIMNADJI
  • Assembly: Chad has a unicameral National Assembly with 120 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly, 100 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system and 100 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system.***

*** In the National Assembly, 25 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies and the remaining 100 members are elected by a party-list system in 34 multi-member constituencies.

* 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
    • Party: Patriotic Salvation Movement
  • Kassire COUMAKOYE
    • Party: National Assembly for Democracy and Progress
  • Jean-Bawoyeu ALINGU
    • Party: Union for Democracy and the Republic (UDR)
  • Ngarlejy YORONGAR
    • Party: Front of Action Forces for the Republic
  • Saleh KEBZABO
    • Party: National Union for Development and Renewal (UNDR)
  • Wadal Abdelkader KAMOUGU
    • Party: Union for Renewal and Democracy (URD)
  • Ibni Oumar Mahamak SALEH
    • Party: Party for Liberties and Development (PLD)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on June 2, 1996 and July 11, 1996. President Lt. Gen Idriss DEBY received 69.1% of the vote in the second round, thereby defeating Wadal Abdelkader KAMOUGUE who received 30.9%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,424,504 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,200,000 ( 1997 approx.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,346,561 (2001)

·         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: 3 (following 1997 parliamentary elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 185 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Central African Republic a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 September 2012)

·         Has Central African Republic ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 1,263,675 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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