Idriss Deby, the Chadian President Wins Fifth Term [ Current Affairs ]
Chad’s President, Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office in first-round victory. Idriss Deby’s Patriotic Salvation Movement party secured the 61.56 % of the vote in the first-round runoff in election of 2016.
- Opposition leader Saleh Kebzabo finished at second position with 12.80 % of the vote and Laokein Kourayo Mbaiherem with 10.60%.
- For the first time, he became President of Chad after defeating President Hissene Habre in a military rebellion.
- Earlier he had won the elections in 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 after 2 term limits of President were eliminated.
- He is also Chairperson of the African Union as he was elected by the Assembly of Heads of State of AU in January 2016 for one year term.
- It is a landlocked country in northern Central Africa.
- Landlocked country or State is a State or Country which is enclosed by land or whose coastlines lie only on closed areas.
- It became independent in 1960 under the leadership of Chad’s first President Francois Tombalbaye.
- It is one of the poorest and most corrupted countries in the world as most inhabitants live in poverty as survival herders and farmers.
About Idriss Deby:
- Idriss Deby was born on 18th June 1952.
- He is a Chadian politician and President of Chad since 1990.
- He is of the Bidyat clan of the Zaghawa ethnic group.
- Zaghawaethnic group is also called as Zakhwa who survives by herding of cattle, camels and sheeps and also by harvesting wild grains.
- He was preceded by former President of Chad Hissene habre.
- He also won elections in 2001, 2006, 2011.
- Published on: April 25, 2016