List of heads of state of Chad

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

since 2 December 1990
Term length 5 years, renewable
Inaugural holder François Tombalbaye
Formation 23 April 1962
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Chad

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

A total of six people have served as head of state of Chad (not counting one Interim Head of State). Additionally, one person, Goukouni Oueddei, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.

The current head of state of Chad is the President of the Republic Idriss Déby, since 2 December 1990.

Titles

  • 1960–1962: Head of State
  • 1962–1975: President of the Republic
  • 1975: Chairman of the Supreme Military Council
  • 1975–1978: Head of State
  • 1978–1979: President of the Republic
  • 1979: Chairman of the Provisional Council of State
  • 1979: President of the Transitional Government of National Unity
  • 1979: Chairman of the Provisional Administrative Committee
  • 1979–1982: President of the Transitional Government of National Unity
  • 1982: Chairman of the Command Council of the Armed Forces of the North
  • 1982: Chairman of the Council of State
  • 1982–1990: President of the Republic
  • 1990: President of the Patriotic Salvation Movement
  • 1990–1991: President of the Council of State
  • 1991–present: President of the Republic
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