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Chad: The president, Idriss Déby

2012/12/18

Idriss Deby was born in Fada, Chad, in 1952. He is the current President of Chad. Deby is has a military background and attended a military college in N'Djamena. In 1982 he was named as the commander-in-chief of the army, by the then president Hissene Habre. His relations with Habre soured in 1989 and eventually Deby led a successful rebellion in 1990. He was then officially proclaimed president in 1991, he was re-elected in 1996, 2001, 2006. 

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