List of heads of state of Chad

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This is a list of heads of state of Chad since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.

President of the
Republic of Chad
Président de la
République du Tchad
  (French)
رئيس جمهورية تشاد (Arabic)
Coat of arms of Chad
Incumbent
Mahamat Déby

since 10 October 2022
ResidencePresidential Palace, N'Djamena
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderFrançois Tombalbaye
Formation23 April 1962
Salary800,000 FCFA / month
WebsitePresidency of Chad

List of officeholders

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No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political party Prime minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   François Tombalbaye
(1918–1975)[a]
1962
1969
11 August 1960 13 April 1975
(assassinated.)
14 years, 245 days PPT / MNRCS Position not established
  Noël Milarew Odingar
(1932–2007)
13 April 1975 15 April 1975 2 days Military Position not established
2   Félix Malloum
(1932–2009)
15 April 1975 23 March 1979
(resigned.)
3 years, 342 days Military Habré
3   Goukouni Oueddei
(born 1944)
23 March 1979 29 April 1979 37 days FROLINATFAP Position vacant
4   Lol Mahamat Choua
(1939–2019)
29 April 1979 3 September 1979 127 days MPLT Position vacant
(3)   Goukouni Oueddei
(born 1944)
3 September 1979 7 June 1982
(deposed.)
2 years, 277 days FROLINATFAP Ngardoum
5   Hissène Habré
(1942–2021)
1989
(referendum)
7 June 1982 2 December 1990
(ousted.)
8 years, 178 days FAN / UNIR Ngardoum
6   Idriss Déby
(1952–2021)
1996
2001
2006
2011
2016
2021
2 December 1990 20 April 2021
(killed in action.)
30 years, 139 days Military /
Patriotic Salvation Movement
Bawoyeu
Yodoyman
Moungar
Koumakoye
Djimasta
Ouaido
Yamassoum
Kabadi
Faki
Yoadimnadji
Younousmi
Koumakoye
Abbas
Nadingar
Dadnadji
Deubet
Padacké
7   Mahamat Déby
(born 1984)
10 October 2022 (Acting: 20 April 2021 – 10 October 2022) Incumbent 1 year, 223 days Military /
Patriotic Salvation Movement
Padacké
Kebzabo
  1. Changed name to N’Garta Tombalbaye on 30 August 1973 due to the policy of Africanization.

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