Chad: Constitutional Council confirms Deby’s 61% election win after prolonged dispute

Chad’s constitutional council has put an end to the dispute trailing the May 6 presidential elections in the country by confirming Mahamat Idriss Deby as the winner of the disputed elections.

The constitutional council dismissed challenges by the two losing candidates to hand Idriss Deby the victory cementing his position as the West African country’s elected leader.

According to the East African, General Idriss Deby, now President Idriss Deby, was declared winner by the country’s election management agency when he won 61 percent of the vote ahead of his counterpart, Succes Masra, who secured a distant 18.54% of votes.