Chadian ruler Mahamat Deby Itno casts ballot in polls set to end military rule

Chadian ruler Mahamat Deby Itno casts ballot in polls set to end military rule
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On Monday, May 6, Chad’s interim president voted in a long-awaited presidential election, with the goal of ending the country’s three-year military dictatorship. The voting took place in N’djamena.

Ten candidates, including Prime Minister Succès Masra, are running in the election, and almost 8 million Chadians have registered to vote.

Speaking to reporters, President Deby Itno emphasized, “This is the commitment I made before God and the Chadian people, that of organizing, in the agreed upon timeline, elections which will mark a return to constitutional rule.”.

Following his father’s passing in 2021, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a former president and military officer, came to power.

Uncertainty surrounded the February death of Yaya Dillo, one of Deby Itno’s prominent opponents.

Protests broke out all throughout the nation last year when the administration announced that the younger Deby Itno would be extended his authority.

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