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Chadian presidential election, 2011

 

Chadian presidential election, 2011

Chadian presidential election, 2011

April 25, 2011 (2011-04-25)

 
Nominee Idriss Déby Albert Pahimi Padacké
Party MPS RNDT–Le Réveil
Electoral vote 2,503,813 170,182
Percentage 88.66% 6.03%

President before election

Idriss Déby
MPS

Elected President

Idriss Déby
MPS

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Chad

A presidential election was held in Chad on 25 April 2011, after being postponed from 3 April.[1]

Contents

  • Candidates 1
  • Controversy 2
    • Boycott 2.1
  • Results 3
  • References 4

Candidates

Controversy

On 25 March 2011, the deputy spokesman of the coalition, Saleh Kebzabo, announced that: "The coalition of political parties have decided to suspend their participation in the electoral commission." Fifteen opposition party-affiliated members of the election commission resigned thus posing a threat to the credibility of the election. The three main opposition candidates (Kebzabo, Kamougué and Yorongar) had said a few days prior to the withdrawal that they intended to boycott the election amidst their doubts that it would not be credible.

According to Chad's electoral code, the electoral commission must have at least two-thirds of its 31 members to constitute a quorum.[2]

Boycott

The major opposition politicians Saleh Kebzabo, Wadal Abdelkader Kamougue, and Ngarlejy Yorongar announced that they would boycott the "election circus" and urged voters to do so too. That followed demands of such electoral reforms as the issuance of new voter identification cards. They also claimed unfair conditions led to a loss in the February 2011 parliamentary election and that the presidential election would be a "historic fraud."[3][4]

Results

Voting stations were reported to have opened late in the N'Djamena because of a delay in the arrival of voting materials and staff.[3]

 Summary of the 25 April 2011 Chadian presidential election results
Candidates Nominating parties Votes %
Idriss Déby Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS) 2,503,813 88.66
Albert Pahimi Padacké National Rally for Democracy in Chad (RNDT–Le Réveil) 170,182 6.03
Nadji Madou Socialist Alliance for Integral Renewal (ASRI) 150,220 5.32
Valid votes 2,824,215 100.00
Invalid votes 355,111 11.17
Total (turnout 64.22%; boycotted by major opposition parties) 3,179,326
Source: CENI

References

  1. ^ http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gARgzXIYUKrY3H0HwkK_dsuiG8HA?docId=CNG.cb9a703546a716b6ea833e7994a082c9.e61
  2. ^ http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/chad-opposition-quits-election-body-1.1047499
  3. ^ a b http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/04/201142542956989898.html
  4. ^ http://www.africasia.com/services/news_africa/article.php?ID=CNG.f9dc8540002b694b3f07a574f74a6ed3.e11
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