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Chad: Averting the Risk of Post-Transition Instability

Chadians will soon elect a new president, concluding a three-year political transition that will almost certainly see the incumbent Mahamat Déby Itno retain power.

  • In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Enrica Picco and Charles Bouëssel examine the issues at stake and the possible threats to the country’s stability after the vote.

Chad is due to hold a presidential election on 6 May. What is at stake?

The 6 May presidential election will be the last stage in a transition marked by deep political and social tensions. The election has characteristics of…

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