Idriss Déby wins presidential poll


Incumbent president Idriss Déby has won the presidential election which took place on 25th April 2011. Déby is reported as having received 88.66% of the vote on a 64% turnout. He has been in power since a 1990 coup.

The three main contenders in the election decided to boycott the contest and asked voters not to vote.

African Union election observers are reported as saying that they believe the turnout was less than the 51% for the February legislative elections.

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