Déby elected President for fifth term


Chad’s incumbent President Idriss Déby has been re-elected for a fifth term according to the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). The commission reported yesterday evening that the president won 61.56% in the 10th April election. His closest opponents, Saleh Kebzabo and Laokein Kourayo Medar took 12.8% and 10.69% of the vote respectively.

Turnout was 76.11%. Eight of the thirteen candidates who took part in the presidential election have denounced the election as fraudulent and said that they would not recognise the result. The Constitutional Court has to confirm the result within 15 days.

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