Arab sex chad
Despite some government efforts to encourage their political participation, women hold few senior positions in government and political parties.
Women living in rural areas are largely excluded from local governance bodies.
0 / 4 Members of the Zaghawa ethnic group, and other northern ethnic groups, control Chad’s political and economic systems, causing resentment among the country’s 200 other ethnic groups.
Although they comprise roughly 44 percent of the population, Christians in the south have largely been excluded from political power for roughly 40 years.
One official was reportedly permitted by Déby to invoke the name of God in French, rather than Arabic.
Chad has held regular presidential elections since 1996, but no election has ever produced a change in power.
Legislative elections are routinely delayed, and have not been held since 2011.
1 / 4 The president is directly elected to a five-year term.
President Idriss Déby Itno took power in 1990 during a rebellion, and then overwhelmingly won elections in 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011.