The Government of Chad has been ruled and controlled by Idriss Déby and his Patriotic Salvation Movement since December 2, 1990, and officially since February 28, 1991. An amendment to the Constitution of Chad, passed in 2005, allowed Déby to run for his next term which will be his third. He ran for it and won, although the election was criticized harshly. (See 2006 Chadian presidential election).
The Republic of Chad maintains an embassy in the United States at 2401 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C..