The Chadian army claimed to have defeated the rebellion launched on April 11 polling day and killed “more than 300 enemies.”
According to the official results released on Monday, April 19, President Idriss Déby Itno, who ruled Chad with an iron fist for 30 years, was re-elected for the sixth term with 79.32% of the vote.
Kodi Mahamat Bam, chairman of the Independent National Election Commission, said that the voter turnout rate was 64.81%, and the outgoing head of state won the vote without any surprise in the first round of voting. “temporary”. After studying possible legal remedies, the Supreme Court must still approve them.
Mr. Derby’s predecessor and last prime minister, Albert Pahim iPadacké (Albert Pahim iPadacké) came in second with 10.32% of the vote. The first woman to run for president, Lydie Beassemda (Lydie Beassemda) ranked third with 3.16% of the vote.
Nine candidates will formally compete with Derby, but three candidates announced their withdrawal and advocate boycotts of votes and violent suppression of everyone. “Peace Parade” Organized for months to request “Alternation of Power”. However, the Supreme Court kept his name on the ballot paper.
Chadians widely look forward to being re-elected as Marshal of Derby, because the outgoing presidential candidate opposes six candidates, but the lack of political weight is accused of simplicity “defeat”This power eliminates the tenure of divided opposition figures through legal means or through violence and intimidation.
After the results were announced, many activists of Mr. Derby’s party, the Patriotic Redemption Movement (MPS), sang and danced at the National Central Plaza in N’Djamena. Since the sporadic gunfire of automatic weapons has sounded, Derby supporters have celebrated victory, just like in the first five elections since he took power by force in 1990.
“We are celebrating the first round of great victories, but we also have very deep thoughts about the brothers of the Chadian army, our comrades in arms and soldiers who have fallen into the field of honor to defend peace, democracy and the continuity of state institutions.”The MPS Secretary General Mahamat Zen Bada was established.
The Chadian army said Monday that it has killed more than 300 insurgents. The insurgents have been leading an eight-day invasion in the north of the country, killing 150 prisoners and losing five soldiers in the fighting. The force ensures that the situation is maintained. control. The Chad Alternate and Front Concord (FACT) launched an offensive from its rear base in Libya on the day of the presidential election on April 11.
On Saturday, the government claimed the offensive in Tibesti and Kanem provinces «Good price». However, according to Army spokesman General Azem Belmandoya Aguna, fighting resumed on Sunday afternoon. “The current situation is very calm”, He said Monday morning.
In fact, it guarantees that Sunday has become the master of Kanem, and Kanem’s battle takes place on Saturday. Neither party’s assertions can be verified by independent sources because entry into the combat zone is prohibited.
On Monday, the tank was placed on the main street of the capital N’Djamena, which caused panic. These armored vehicles were withdrawn at the end of the morning, with the exception of the area around the Presidential Palace.
“The practice of establishing security devices in certain parts of the capital this morning seems to have been misunderstood. I want to make sure that there are no particular threats.”, And highlighted the government spokesperson Cherif Mahamat Zene on Twitter.
The French Embassy also emphasized the attention of its citizens, “Preventive measures taken for preventive purposes do not pose a special threat to the capital”.
In the Tibesti massif bordering Libya, and in the northeast bordering Sudan, Chadian rebels often fight troops from their rear bases in these countries. In 2008, with the support of the French army, the rebellion failed by the extremists at the gate of the Presidential Palace in N’Djamena. In 2019, a rebel column tried to carry out a new invasion from Libya, but was stopped away from the capital due to French airstrikes.