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Idriss Déby

Idriss Déby
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Became President:December 2, 1990
Predecessor:Jean Alingue Bawoyeu
Date of Birth:1952
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Idriss Déby (born 1952) is the president of Chad, for the Patriotic Salvation Movement.

Déby started out as a general in the civil war in Chad. In 2 December 1990, Déby's troops marched unopposed through the Chadic capital of N’Djamena. After three months of provisional government, on 28 February 1991, a charter was approved for Chad with Déby as president. Déby was reelected in 1996 and 2001, but international observers noted irregularities in the election process.