Chad president Deby re-elected with 79.32%: provisional result

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Chadians voted in presidential elections on April 11, 2021 with Idriss Deby Itno set to win a sixth term after three decades in power. (MARCO LONGARI / AFP).
Chadians voted in presidential elections on April 11, 2021 with Idriss Deby Itno set to win a sixth term after three decades in power. (MARCO LONGARI / AFP).
  • President Idriss Deby Itno has been re-elected to a sixth term.
  • Deby Itno secured 79.32 percent of the votes cast in the 11 April elections.
  • Former prime minister Albert Pahimi Padacke came in second, while Lydie Beassemda came third.


Chad's long-ruling President Idriss Deby Itno was re-elected to a sixth term with 79.32 percent of the votes cast in 11 April's election, according to provisional results from the electoral commission on Monday.

Former prime minister Albert Pahimi Padacke came in second with just 10.32 percent in the presidential vote, while turnout was 64.81 percent, Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Kodi Mahamat Bam said.

The first female president candidate in Chad's history, Lydie Beassemda, came third with 3.16 percent.

The provisional results still need to be approved by the Supreme Court after it studies potential legal appeals.

After more than three decades in power, the victory of 68-year-old Deby was never in serious doubt after a campaign in which he faced a divided opposition lacking a major rival candidate and demonstrations were banned or dispersed.

Officially nine candidates were running against Deby, but three withdrew and called for the vote to be boycotted - though the Supreme Court kept their names on the ballots.

Deby campaigned on a promise of peace and security in a region that has been rocked by jihadist insurgencies.

Chad's army said Monday it had killed more than 300 rebels following a heavily armed group's incursion in the country's north after election day.


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