May 3, 2006 Held


Republic of Chad

Election for Chadian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,024,226
Valid Votes:2,880,989
Invalid Votes:143,237

Vote Share by Candidate:

Idriss DEBY Itno1,863,042


Kassire COUMAKOYE436,002


Pahimi PADACKET Albert225,368


Mahamat ABDOULAYE203,637


Ibrahim KOULAMALLAH152,940

Election Results Modified: Apr 21, 2006

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 (Assemblée Nationale) with 155 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 155 members are elected by popular vote 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Idriss DEBY Itno
    • Party: Patriotic Salvation Movement / Mouvement Patriotique de Salut (MPS)
  • Kassire COUMAKOYE
    • Party: Viva National Rally for Democracy and Progress / VIVA-Rassemblement National pour le Développement et le Progrès (Viva RNDP)
  • Pahimi PADACKET Albert
    • Party: Rally for the Nationalists for the Development of Chad/Redemption / Rassemblement des Nationalistes pour le Développement du Tchad/le Réveil
  • Mahamat ABDOULAYE
    • Party: Chad Movement for Democracy / Mouvement Tchadien pour la Démocratie
    • Party: New African Socialist Movement party / Socialiste Africain Rénové

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on May 20, 2001. Idriss DEBY was reelected president with 63.17% of the vote, while runner-up Ngarlegy YORONGAR obtained 16.35%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,944,201 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 5,697,922 (March 2006 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,218,386 (2006)

·         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: 9 (following 2002 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: 1,491,630 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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