Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Idriss Deby Itno
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke


Government Name:
Republic of Chad
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 of Chad Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Chad

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

A high-risk political and economic situation and an often very difficult business environment can have a very significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is very high. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

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


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


The national assembly has the power to introduce legislation.

The national assembly is elected by universal suffrage.

4 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available


  1. ElectionGuide
  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets