Article 45 states:
All Djiboutian citizens, enjoying their civil and political rights, twenty-three years of age or more, are eligible.
Article 27 states:
If, before the first round, one of the candidates dies or is found to be incapacitated, the Constitutional Council orders the postponement of the election. In the case of death or of incapacity of one of the two candidates most favored in the first round, before any eventual withdrawals, or that of one of the two candidates remaining following any such withdrawals, the Constitutional Council can decide on the repetition of the whole of the electoral operations.