The Constitutional Council in Chad approves Deby’s victory in the presidency

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The Constitutional Council in Chad rejected Prime Minister Soussis Massra’s request to cancel the presidential elections held on May 6.

The head of the Constitutional Council, Jean-Bernard Badre, said in a statement that 3 of the appeals submitted by 3 candidates were accepted in terms of form because they were submitted within the specified deadline, and his request for partial or total cancellation of the vote was rejected due to the lack of evidence of allegations of fraud or irregularities.

The Constitutional Council approved the victory of the head of the transitional authority, candidate Mohamed Idriss Deby, for the presidency in the first round of voting with 61% of the votes, and Masra came in second, according to the final results announced by the Constitutional Council.

Deby’s well-wishers did not wait for confirmation of his victory in the presidency and the issuance of the final results, which the Constitution stipulates that the Constitutional Council is responsible for issuing. Congratulatory telegrams arrived from his counterparts from African countries even before the end of the legal deadline for candidates to submit their appeals against the provisional results issued by the National Election Management Authority and announced Deby’s victory. From the first round of voting.

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For his part, Massra claimed that he won the elections with a percentage exceeding 73% of the votes, and called on his supporters to demonstrate to challenge the results that were announced, describing them as fraudulent.

He said in a speech he delivered after the final results were issued by the Constitutional Council that if it is understood that these results are binding on all parties, then only a political solution imbued with wisdom will be binding on all the people, and we must all live up to its ambitions.

The elections marked the end of the transitional period and the beginning of the return to constitutional civilian rule.

The armed opposition and political parties that boycotted the national dialogue – which was organized by the transitional authority under the leadership of Déby – found in the new scene related to the election results an opportunity to confirm the ambiguity of their position of rejecting participation in the institutions of the transitional authority, because participation – as they described it – is only to legitimize the inheritance of rule in Chad.

Mohamed Sharif Jako – a leader in the Accord Front for Change in Chad – told Al Jazeera Net that their movement and other opposition groups do not recognize the entire political process, and consider it merely a farce that was arranged and directed in advance.

Jaco considered Déby’s victory in the presidency a foregone conclusion, because the whole scene had been prepared in advance since the failure of serious rounds of negotiation between the armed opposition movements with him.