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    Chad Government 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Chad
      conventional short form: Chad
      local long form: Republique du Tchad
      local short form: Tchad

      Government type: republic

      Capital: N'Djamena

      Administrative divisions: 14 prefectures (prefectures, singular - prefecture); Batha, Biltine, Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti, Chari-Baguirmi, Guera, Kanem, Lac, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mayo-Kebbi, Moyen-Chari, Ouaddai, Salamat, Tandjile

      Independence: 11 August 1960 (from France)

      National holiday: Independence Day, 11 August (1960)

      Constitution: passed by referendum 31 March 1995

      Legal system: based on French civil law system and Chadian customary law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Lt. Gen. Idriss DEBY (since 4 December 1990)
      head of government: Prime Minister Nagoum YAMASSOUM (since 13 December 1999)
      cabinet: Council of State, members appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister
      elections: president elected by popular vote to serve five-year term; if no candidate receives at least 50% of the total vote, the two candidates receiving the most votes must stand for a second round of voting; last held 20 May 2001 (next to be held NA 2006); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Lt. Gen. Idriss DEBY elected president; percent of vote - Lt. Gen. Idriss DEBY 63%, Ngarlegy YORONGAR 16%, Saleh KEBZABO 7%
      note: government coalition - MPS, UNDR, and URD

      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly (125 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms); replaces the Higher Transitional Council or the Conseil Superieur de Transition
      elections: National Assembly - last held in two rounds on 5 January and 23 February 1997 (next to be held in late 2001); in the first round of voting some candidates won clear victories by receiving 50% or more of the vote; where that did not happen, the two highest scoring candidates stood for a second round of voting
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - MPS 65, URD 29, UNDR 15, RDP 3, others 13

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Court of Appeal; Criminal Courts; Magistrate Courts

      Political parties and leaders: National Union for Development and Renewal or UNDR [Saleh KEBZABO]; Patriotic Salvation Movement or MPS [Mahamat Saleh AHMAT, chairman] (originally in opposition but now the party in power and the party of the president); Rally for Democracy and Progress or RDP [Lal Mahamat CHOUA]; Union for Renewal and Democracy or URD [Gen. Wadal Abdelkader KAMOUGUE]

      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA

      International organization participation: ACCT, ACP, AfDB, BDEAC, CEEAC, CEMAC, ECA, FAO, FZ, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Hassaballah Abdelhadi Ahmat SOUBIANE
      chancery: 2002 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 462-4009
      FAX: [1] (202) 265-1937

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Christopher E. GOLDTHWAIT
      embassy: Avenue Felix Eboue, N'Djamena
      mailing address: B. P. 413, N'Djamena
      telephone: [235] (51) 70-09, (51) 90-52, (51) 92-33
      FAX: [235] (51) 56-54

      Flag description: three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red; similar to the flag of Romania; also similar to the flags of Andorra and Moldova, both of which have a national coat of arms centered in the yellow band; design was based on the flag of France

      NOTE: The information regarding Chad on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Chad Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Chad Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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