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Chadian President Idriss Deby addresses a news conference at the close of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri


N'DJAMENA, Chad (Reuters) - Chad's incumbent President Idriss Deby won a fifth term in office, taking 61.56 percent of the vote in a lopsided first-round victory, the Central African country's elections commission announced on Thursday.

Saleh Kebzabo finished a distant second with 12.80 percent of the vote followed by Laokein Kourayo Mbaiherem with 10.60 percent, according to the commission, which put turnout at 76.11 percent.

(Reporting by Madjiasra Nako, writing by Joe Bavier, editing by G Crosse)


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