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1969 Chadian presidential election

Direct presidential elections were held in Chad for the first time on 15 June 1969. Previously the President had been elected by an electoral college, but in an attempt mobilise support, incumbent François Tombalbaye initiated direct elections.[1] The country was a one-party state at the time, with the Chadian Progressive Party as the sole legal party and Tombalbaye ran unopposed.[2] Voter turnout was 93.0%.[3]


Candidate Party Votes %
François Tombalbaye Chadian Progressive Party 1,556,113 100
Invalid/blank votes 6,026
Total 1,562,139 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,678,979 93.0
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Chad: Authoritarian regimes, elections and coups (1962-1996) Archived 2010-09-02 at the Wayback Machine EISA
  2. ^ Elections in Chad African Elections Database
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p238 ISBN 0-19-829645-2