Pre-Election Technical Assistance Mission, Chad, 1 - 24 November 1995

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30 Nov 1995

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INTRODUCTION

The International Foundation for Election Systems conducted a pre-election assessment in Chad in order to evaluate the general preparedness of the National Independent Electoral, Commission (Commission Electorale Nationale Independante, or CENI) before the upcoming Referendum, Presidential and Parliamentary elections, and to provide technical assistance where feasible within the parameters of the grant. Specifically, the IFES consultant assessed the CENI's progress in voter registration and the exercise of drawing up an electoral calendar, and worked with the CENI and other relevant institutions to create a strategy for future progress in these areas.

The IFES consultant was Mr. Adamou Kombo, former Vice-Chairman of the High Council of State of the Republic of Niger, Member of the Transitional Parliament, and President of Niger's Election Supervision Commission. The length of project was 1-24 November 1995. The attached Trip Report reflects the activities and findings from his assessment mission, and proposes recommendations for future action.

IFES plans to continue its assistance to the CENI through the continuation of Mr. Kombo' s consultancy. He will return to N'Djamena in March, 1996 to provide guidance during the prepatory stages for the Constitutional Referendum. Additionally, IFES will facilitate the procurement of fax machhines for the CENI, the need for which is indicated in the attached trip report.

Mr. Kombo's report from his stay in Chad follows. IFES would like to thank the U.S. Embassy for its continued support of IFES activities in Chad.

Read the Full Report.