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Chad: Government Party Wins First Eve Municipal Elections In Country


The first local elections in the history of Chad were won by the ruling party, the Patriotic Movement for Salvation (MPS).

According to the final tally announced by the Supreme Court, the party of President Idriss Deby Itno, which has dominated the political landscape for over 20 years, has won an absolute majority in 19 of the 42 national constituencies.

In ten other, candidates from MPS allied parties, won while the main opposition coalition, the Coordination of Political Parties for the Defence of the Constitution, which includes 16 teams, has lost the majority in all the districts in which they had applied .

The laws last year awarded 84% of the seats in Parliament Deby’s party, who has lead the country since 1990 with a coup, in office for a fourth term after the presidential election last April, boycotted by the opposition.

Chad is an oil producer, but its population is one of the poorest in the world and suffers the lack of services, infrastructure and energy, while the government, in the last 10 years, has steadily increased military spending.

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