Chad presidential elections set for April 10

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, in power since 1990, is expected to be designated as candidate by his party, the Patriotic Salvation MovementN’Djamena (AFP) – Chad will hold presidential elections on April 10, the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission announced on Saturday. Current head of state Idriss Deby Itno — in power since 1990 after overthrowing former president Hissein Habre — is expected to be designated as candidate by his party, the Patriotic Salvation Movement, on February 6. Deby, born in 1952, modified the constitution in 2004, scrapping its two-term limit on presidential tenure, and won the following elections by a huge majority.

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