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Vol 62 No 8

Published 15th April 2021


Chronicle of an election foretold

Chad's electoral commission has until 25 April to pronounce on the results of Sunday's presidential polls, but few are holding their breath. 'I know in advance that I will win, as I have done for the last 30 years,' President Idriss Déby Itno told supporters. He was helped by the Supreme Court barring seven contenders, and the withdrawal of two prominent candidates in protest. Several opposition parties called for a boycott.

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