Chadian President Idriss Deby dies days after 6th term reelection

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline, an army spokesman said on Tuesday.

The news came a day after Deby won a sixth term, as per provisional election results released on Monday.

In a statement read out on State Television, army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said, Idriss Deby, 68, “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend.

The 68-year-old Deby, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, took 79.3 percent of the vote in the April 11 presidential election, the results showed.

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