Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Idriss Deby reelected president of Chad with more than 88% of votes

The outgoing president of Chad, Idriss Deby, was elected in the first round of presidential elections on 25 April with 88.66% of the vote, according to preliminary results announced Monday, May 9 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The latter has proved to 64.22% participation in the elections, boycotted by the main opposition.

According to the statement of the INEC, the Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke, remained in contention, won 6.03% of the vote and opposing the bailiff Nadji Madou, 5.32%. Came to power in a coup in 1990, President Deby was almost certain to win because of withdrawal of nominations of the three main opponents.

Denouncing a "sham election", they called for a boycott of the poll. Legislative landslide of 13 February by the Patriotic Movement of hello (MPS) of President Deby, Saleh Kebzabo, Wadal Abdelkader Kamougue and demanded Ngarlejy Yorongar including new voter cards. Monday's was marked by the death on the morning of Mr.

Kamougué away by illness at the age of 72. Deby had scanned the charges and countered that the three opponents were afraid of being beaten. This election would mark the culmination of a process of democratization of the regime engaged with the agreement of August 13, 2007, signed between the majority opposition party and power.

In a statement released after the election, the main opponent, Mr. Kebzabo, had estimated the turnout at "20%", speaking of a "historic boycott" and spoke of an "unprecedented snub" to Mr Deby which he said "has lost all legitimacy." Deby's party, the MHP, had him, felt involvement "correct".

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