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Chadian presidential election, 2001

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

A presidential election was held in Chad on May 20, 2001. President Idriss Déby stood as a candidate for a second term. He obtained the support of a former opponent, Lol Mahamat Choua, leader of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP).

The election results, showing a first-round majority for Déby, were contested by all of the opposition candidates. On May 28 the former six candidates against Déby were briefly arrested after meeting at the home of one of them, Saleh Kebzabo, and four opposition activists were killed in the action [1]. They were released half-an-hour later.

Two days later, the six and as many as 40 activists were once again arrested as the opposition prepared to lead a funeral procession for one of those killed two days earlier. They were all released after a direct phone call to Déby from the World Bank's President James Wolfensohn.

Déby was sworn in for another term on August 8, 2001.[1]

 Summary of the 20 May 2001 Chadian presidential election results
Candidates Nominating parties Votes %
Idriss Déby Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS) 1,533,509 63.17
Ngarlejy Yorongar Federation, Action for the Republic (FAR) 396,864 16.35
Saleh Kebzabo National Union for Democracy and Renewal (UNDR) 169,917 7.00
Wadel Abdelkader Kamougué Union for Renewal and Democracy (URD) 146,125 6.02
Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh Party for Liberty and Development (PLD) 70,248 2.89
Delwa Kassiré Koumakoye National Rally for Development and Progress (RNDP) 57,382 2.36
Jean Alingué Bawoyeu Union for Democracy and Republic (UDR) 53,513 2.20
Total (turnout 61.4 %) 2,427,558 100

References

  1. ^ Jean Telé Udimba, "LE PRÉSIDENT DÉBY VEUT FAIRE PLUS ENCORE", Diplomat Investissement, March-April 2006, page 9.

External links

  • Elections in Chad
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