Albert Pahimi Padacké

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Albert Pahimi Padacké
ألبر بهيمي بدكي
Padacké in 2021
Prime Minister of Chad
In office
26 April 2021 – 12 October 2022
PresidentMahamat Déby
Preceded byHimself in 2018
Succeeded bySaleh Kebzabo
In office
15 February 2016 – 4 May 2018
PresidentIdriss Déby
Preceded byKalzeubet Pahimi Deubet
Succeeded byHimself in 2021
Personal details
Born (1966-11-15) 15 November 1966 (age 57)
Gouin, French Equatorial
(now Chad)
Political partyNational Rally for Democracy
Alma materUniversity of N'Djamena

Albert Pahimi Padacké (Arabic: ألبر بهيمي بدكي, born 15 November 1966) is a Chadian politician who was Prime Minister of Chad from 26 April 2021 to 12 October 2022. He was also Prime Minister from 2016 to 2018, when he resigned[1] and was not replaced.

Life and career[edit]

Padacké was born in Gouin, Sub-prefecture of Pala, in November 1966. He holds a master's degree in public law and several degrees, including the 1st Certificate of University Studies in Law from University of N'Djamena.[2]

During the 1990s, Pahimi Padacké was minister of finance[3] and later Minister of Trade until being dismissed by President Idriss Déby in November 1997 for being absent from his work; Déby unexpectedly visited government buildings and dismissed Pahimi Padacké, along with two other ministers, when he found that they were not present.[4] Pahimi Padacké later became Secretary of State for Finances in February 2001,[5] before becoming Minister of Mines, Energy, and Oil in the government named on April 8, 2001.[6] In August 2001, he became Minister without Portfolio,[7] holding that post until June 2002.[8]

Pahimi Padacké was elected to the National Assembly in the April 2002 parliamentary election as a National Rally for Democracy in Chad (RNDP-Le Réveil) candidate in Pala constituency, in Mayo-Dallah Department.[9] From June 2002 to August 2005, he was a member of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa.[8] He was then appointed as Minister of Agriculture in the government named on August 7, 2005.[7][8]

He was the RNDP-Le Réveil presidential candidate in the May 2006 presidential election,[10][11] in which he placed third with 7.82% of the vote.[11][12][13] On May 29, shortly after final results were announced, he congratulated Idriss Déby on winning the election.[14] The main opposition parties did not participate in the election, claiming it to be fraudulent.

Pahimi Padacké served as Minister of Agriculture until he was appointed as Minister of Justice in the government named on March 4, 2007.[7][15] He was subsequently moved to the position of Minister of Posts, Information Technologies and Communications in the government announced on April 23, 2008.[16][17]

Idriss Déby appointed Pahimi Padacké as prime minister on 13 February 2016.[18]

As part of a total restructuring of the post-2021 transitional government, Pahimi Padacké resigned from the office of prime minister on 11 October 2022. Mahamat Déby replaced Pahimi Padacké with Saleh Kebzabo on the following day, 12 October.[19]

On March 13, 2024, Albert Pahimi Padacké was nominated by his party, the National Rally for Democracy in Chad (RNDT-Le Réveil) as candidate for the presidential election of May 6, 2024.[20]


  1. ^ "Chad PM resigns as constitutional changes boost president's powers". 3 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Albert Pahimi Padacké" (in French). AllAfrica. 15 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2 February 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Décret 143/PR/MF/94 du 10 juin 1994 instituant une surtaxe temporaire sur divers produits importés", (in French).
  4. ^ "Chad: President Deby dismisses ministers for "repeated absenteeism"", Radio France Internationale, November 13, 1997.
  5. ^ List of ministers in the government formed on 25 February 2001 Archived 5 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Afrique Express.
  6. ^ List of ministers in the government formed on 8 April 2001 Archived 5 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Afrique Express.
  7. ^ a b c List of governments of Chad,
  8. ^ a b c Antoine Lukaso, "Faire du Tchad un grand chantier", Diplomat Investissement, March–April 2006, page 24 (in French).
  9. ^ List of members of the National Assembly Archived 2008-05-04 at the Wayback Machine (following 2002 election), (in French).
  10. ^ "Chad: Opposition denounces poll as ‘masquerade’, refuses to field candidate", The New Humanitarian, March 27, 2006.
  11. ^ a b Elections in Chad, African Elections Database.
  12. ^ "Chad: Deby win confirmed, but revised down to 64.67 pct", The New Humanitarian, May 29, 2006.
  13. ^ Valery Gottingar, "Scrutin présidentiel du 03 mai 2006: le Conseil Constitutionnel proclame le Président Idriss Deby Itno réélu au premier tour avec un score de 64,67%." Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine, Chadian government website, May 29, 2006 (in French).
  14. ^ Valery Gottingar, "Les candidats malheureux Delwa Kassiré et Pahimi Padaké félicitent le Président Idriss Deby Itno." Archived 2017-01-31 at the Wayback Machine, Chadian government web site (in French).
  15. ^ "DECRET N°224/PR/PM/2007, Portant Remaniement du Gouvernement" Archived 2018-10-13 at the Wayback Machine, Chadian government website, March 4, 2007 (in French).
  16. ^ "Liste des Membres du Gouvernement du 23 Avril 2008" Archived 2018-10-13 at the Wayback Machine, Website of the Chadian Presidency (in French).
  17. ^ "Liste du nouveau gouvernement du Tchad"[permanent dead link], African Press Agency, April 24, 2008 (in French).
  18. ^ "Chad appoints new prime minister two months before election", Reuters, 13 February 2016.
  19. ^ Ramadane, Mahamat; Christensen, Sofia (12 October 2022). "Chad names opposition politician Kebzabo as new PM - State TV". N'Djamena: Reuters. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  20. ^ "Tchad: l'ancien Premier ministre Albert Pahimi Padacké se porte candidat à la présidentielle". RFI (in French). 2024-03-14. Retrieved 2024-03-15.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Chad
Succeeded by
office abolished
Preceded by
office re-established
Prime Minister of Chad
Succeeded by