Chad’s Independent National Electoral Commission announced the preliminary results of the presidential election on the evening of the 19th local time, the ruling party “Patriotic Salvation Movement” candidate, the incumbent President Deby won with 79.32 percent of the vote, won re-election.
Chad holds presidential elections on 11 April. According to preliminary results, former Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padak came in second with 10.32 per cent of the vote. Turnout in this election was 64.81 per cent.
Deby founded the Patriotic Salvation Movement in March 1990 and became party chairman. In December of the same year, he became Chairman of the Council of State of Chad and Head of State. In March 1991, he became President of Chad and has been re-elected several times to date.
In 2018, Chad amended its constitution to extend the presidential term from five to six years, renewable once. The relevant provisions are not retroactive and will apply from the beginning of this presidential election.