Democracy in Chad

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Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

6.5 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

1.50 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

165

Polity IV 2016

Score:

-2

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Closed Anocracy

Political System

System of Government Presidential system, with a prime minister
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2016
Next Presidential Election 2021
Presidential Term Limits No (removed in 2005)
System of Appointment to Legislature

Single-member constituencies have two-round system.

Multiple-member constituencies gives all seats to party with over 50% of the votes. Otherwise, seats distributed through proportional representation according to highest average.

Last Legislative Election

2011

Next Legislative Election

2018

Number of Seats in Legislature 155
Female quota, representation in lower house No

Results

Last presidential election (2016)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round not needed
Idriss Déby 23.74 37.29
Saleh Kebzabo 19.05 62.71
Laoukein Kourayo Médard 12.04
Djimrangar Dadnadji 11.43
Delwa Kassiré Koumakoye 6.06
Malloum Yoboide Djeraki 3.63
Mahamat Ahmad Alhabo 3.13
Abdoulaye Mbodou Mbami 2.76
Clément Djimet Bagaou 2.74
Gali Gatta Ngothé 1.98
Brice Mbaimon Guedmbaye 1.67
Beassoumda Julien 1.52
Djividi Boukar 1.36

Last legislative election (2011)      
Party   Votes (%) Seats
MPS coalition Patriotic Salvation Movement 83
MPS–RDP 25
MPS–RNDP 18
MPS–RDP–RNDP 8
UNDR–PLD coalition National Union for Democracy and Renewal 10
UNDR–PLD 2
Union for Renewal and Democracy 8
National Rally for Democracy in Chad 8
Federation, Action for the Republic 4
ART–CNDS–MPDT–PPJE–RDP/R ART–CNDS 1
coalition MPDT–RDP/R–CNDS 1
PPJE–ART–CNDS 1
Democratic and Socialist Party for Alternation 2
Chadian Convention for Peace and Development 2
Union for Democracy and the Republic 2
Chadian Democratic Union 1
National Action for Development 1
New Breath for the Republic 1

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