On Monday, Chad held presidential elections. Incumbent president Idriss Deby is almost certain to win. He faced just two opponents – all others withdrew before the election – who are relatively unknown in the country.
Opposition leaders argue that the elections are fraudulent due to the sale of voter cards. The cards were left over from a February legislative poll and were therefore not designed for Monday’s election. Nonetheless, they were readily available in the capital city before the election.
Deby has controlled Chad since 1990, when he took power from Hissene Habre in a coup d’etat. He has since been elected to four terms and resisted multiple coup attempts.
Although Deby has brought many changes to Chad, the country consistently ranks among the world’s poorest.
Via Impunity Watch.