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Chad’s Mahamat Deby Declared Winner of Presidential Elections Gaining Absolute Majority

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Last week, Chad's Electoral Commission announced the preliminary results of the presidential election. According to these results, the country's interim head of state got 61.3% of the vote, securing the victory.
Chad's interim president, Mahamat Idriss Deby, was officially declared the winner of the presidential election that took place on May 6 by the country's constitutional council on Thursday.

"In view of the votes cast on the occasion of the presidential election of May 6, Mahamat Idriss Deby having obtained [...] more than the absolute majority of votes cast, that it is appropriate to declare him president-elect of the republic," the council's president, Jean-Bernard Padare, said.

The council reported that Deby secured 61% of the vote, significantly leading over the second-placed candidate, Succes Masra, who received 18.54%.
Masra, who assumed the position of prime minister in January, filed an appeal with the constitutional council last week to contest the earlier revealed preliminary outcomes. Albert Pahimini Padacke, another candidate, likewise challenged the preliminary results.
However, the constitutional council determined that both complaints lacked substantiating evidence.
Both Masra and Padacke reportedly acknowledged the results.
The people of Chad cast their ballots in the presidential election last week. Following the assassination of President Idriss Deby Itno, the country entered a three-year transitional period that has now ended with this vote.