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Chadian presidential election, 1996

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Presidential election were held in Chad on 2 June 1996, with a second round on 3 July. This was the first multiparty presidential election in the history of Chad since its independence. It occurred at the end of a long transitional process and was repeatedly delayed. The election was won by the incumbent President Idriss Déby, who easily defeated a prominent southern politician, Wadel Abdelkader Kamougué, in the second round. Déby benefited from the support of another southern politician, Saleh Kebzabo, who placed third in the first round. The election was marred by widespread and credible reports of electoral fraud and government intimidation of opposition forces, confirmed by international observers. Voter turnout was 67.5% in the first round and 77.7% in the second.[1]

Following his victory, Déby was sworn in on August 8, 1996.[2]


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Idriss Déby Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS) 1,016,277 43.82 2.102.907 69.09
Wadel Abdelkader Kamougué Union for Renewal and Democracy (URD) 287,512 12.39 834,568 30.91
Saleh Kebzabo National Union for Democracy and Renewal (UNDR) 199,691 8.61
Jean Alingué Bawoyeu Union for Democracy and Republic (UDR) 192,816 8.30
Lol Mahamat Choua Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) 137,612 5.93
Younous Ibédou Convention of Social-Democrat Chadians 76,263 3.29
Adoum Moussa Seif National Democratic and Social Convention (CNDS) 67,496 2.91
Abdoulaye Lamana National Union (UN) 63,671 2.74
Delwa Kassiré Koumakoye National Rally for Development and Progress (RNDP) 53,260 2.29
Ngarlejy Yorongar Federation, Action for the Republic (FAR) 48,407 2.08
Mahamat Abdoulaye People's Movement for Democracy in Chad (MPDT) 47,830 2.06
Abbas Mahamat Ambadi Independent 37,568 1.62
Naimbaye Lossimian Action for the Republic, Democracy and Development (ARD) 35,420 1.52
Adoum Hassan Issa National Union for the Reform of Chad 28,877 1.24
Elie Romba Democratic Union for Progress in Chad (UDPT) 26,008 1.12
Invalid/blank votes 88,224 - 69,699 -
Total 2,406,962 100 3,007,174 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p238 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ Jean Telé Udimba, "LE PRÉSIDENT DÉBY VEUT FAIRE PLUS ENCORE", Diplomat Investissement, March-April 2006, page 9.

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