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Chad President Idriss Deby dies a day after winning a sixth term in office

Idriss Deby

The president of Chad, Idriss Deby, has died in the front lines after he sustained injuries in clashes. the news has just been confirmed in an army statement. This comes a a day after he won a sixth term in office.

Parliament has just been resolved.

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

The news came a day after Deby, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, won a sixth term, as per provisional election results released on Monday. Deby took 79.3 percent of the vote in the April 11 presidential election, the results showed.

Deby postponed his victory speech to supporters and instead went to visit Chadian soldiers on the frontlines, according to his campaign manager.

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