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Chad’s interim president the favourite in upcoming elections amid opposition boycott calls

# Incumbent Chad president Mahamat Idriss Déby is anticipated to be the frontrunner as the country prepares for general elections on Monday. Déby assumed power three years ago, following his father’s death in a battle against rebels. Despite promises of prompt elections, Déby’s government delayed the poll. The opposition alleges potential rigging, prompting some groups to call for a boycott. Chad’s election outcome will be closely watched in a region marked by recent coups. Results are expected on 21 May, with a possible second round on 22 June.