Chad: Government

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Coat of Arms of Republic of Chad

Key Figures

Chief of State: President Idriss Deby Itno

Head of Government: Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke

Overview

Government Name: Republic of Chad

Constitution: Adopted: 1996; Establishes the framework of the Chadian state/government and enumerates the rights and freedoms of its citizens. Recent 2005 amendments have eliminated term limits for presidency.

Government Type: Republic

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle Source: ElectionGuide, http://www.electionguide.org/
Executive

The president is the head of state and has the power to appoint the prime minister and the council of state.

The president is elected by popular vote.

5 years

Judicial

The president appoints the chief justice and, with the help of the national assembly, appoints 15 councilors.

The supreme court chief justice is selected by the president. 8 councilors are designated by the president and 7 by the speaker of the national assembly.

Life appointment

Legislative

The national assembly has the power to introduce legislation.

The national assembly is elected by universal suffrage.

4 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: Chad is a principal and active member of the African Union and the United Nations, as well as of the principal regional organizations.

Regional Trade Blocs: ECCAS

Treaties: Peace and Security Council


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ACP AfDB AU BDEAC CEMAC EITI
FAO FZ G-77 IAEA IBRD ICAO
ICRM IDA IDB IFAD IFC IFRCS
ILO IMF Interpol IOC IOM IPU
ITSO ITU ITUC MIGA MINUSMA NAM
OIC OIF OPCW UN UNCTAD UNESCO
UNIDO UNOCI UNSC UNWTO UPU WCO
WHO WIPO WMO WTO

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Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Desertification Endangered Species Hazardous Wastes Law of the Sea
Marine Dumping Ozone Layer Protection Wetlands

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Tax Authority: Information not available

Tax Name: Information not available


Sources:

CIA World Factbook and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets except where stated otherwise.

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