Record Modified: Dec 06 2023

Dec. 17, 2023 Confirmed


Republic of Chad


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At Stake in this Election: 

On 17 December 2023, Chad will hold a referendum to replace the 2018 constitution with a new one proposed as part of the transition back to civilian rule.  

The referendum question is: Do you approve of the draft Constitution submitted to you, enshrining the unitary form of the State? 

Response options are “Yes” or “No”. 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Mahamat Idriss DÉBY (since 20 April 2021) 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Albert Pahimi PADACKE (since 26 April 2021) 

  • Assembly: unicameral National Transitional Council (Conseil National de Transition) with 93 members 

Electoral System:  

  • Chad is currently controlled by a Transitional Military Council rather than elected officials. Members of the National Transitional Council were appointed by the President. 

New/Unique in this Election:  

This is the first referendum to be held in Chad.  

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

Disability Data: 

  • CRPD Status: Signed 2012, Ratified 2019 

  • Projected population with a disability: 2,835,730 (2022 est.) 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Chad: No 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 2 judgments and 5 resources  

Referendum Text in French 

Question: “Approuvez-vous le projet de Constitution qui vous est soumis consacrant la forme unitaire de l’État?” 

Responses: “Oui” (Yes) or “Non” (No)