Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Chad: Iran congratulates President Deby on re-election

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated his Chadian counterpart Idriss Déby on his re-election as President of the African country.

In a message, President Rouhani felicitated Déby on being elected as the President of the Chad in elections held on April.

Rouhani expressed the hope that Iran and Chad would boost mutual cooperation under Déby’s new term as president.

Iran’s president also wished health and success for his counterpart and progress and happiness for the people of Chad.

President Déby, 63, won more than 60 percent of votes cast on Chad Election Day, April 10, to defeat more than a dozen of his challengers. All the other candidates trailed far behind, with the runner-up, opposition leader Saleh Kebzabo, winning 12,80 %.

The landslide victory secured Déby his fifth term in office.


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