"Chad's president Idriss Déby said that the country during the first half of the 2019 elections."
"– 2019 will be characterized by the fact that we hold elections, " said Déby, who ruled the country with an iron fist since 1990, during his new year speech."
"The oil-rich, but poor, central african nation has not held elections since 2011, and was initially planned for 2015."
"the Opposition leader Saleh Kebzabo, however, point out that it is not up to the president to decide when the country should hold elections, but a task for the Chad electoral commission."
"the President has asked for 30 billion CFA francs (approximately 470 million) from the international community to help pay for the elections."
"During a visit to Chad on december 23, promised the president of France Emmanuel Macron financial support for the election is to get rid of."