Republic of Chad
République du Tchad
Note: After parliamentary elections held on February 13, incumbent president Idriss DÉBY’s Patriotic Salvation Movement won a majority, gaining 110 of the 188 parliamentary seats and indicating strong early support for Déby. Following a postponement and the boycotting by main opposition candidates, the presidential election was held on April 25, 2011, with Déby winning a record fifth term.
Note: In October 2010 it was announced that legislative balloting would be postponed until February 2011.
Political Status: Independent since August 11, 1960; military regime instituted in 1975, giving way to widespread insurgency and ouster of Transitional Government of National Unity in 1982; one-party system established by presidential decree in 1984; constitution of December 10, 1989, suspended on December 3, 1990, following military coup; interim ...