Deby is the President of Chad and heads the Patriotic Salvation Movement. He took power in 1990, leading a predominantly Muslim army. Muslims make up around 55.7 percent of Chad’s 13.2 million people. Deby holds great domestic authority through his ability to consolidate power in Chad, country that was previously affected by a high frequency of coups d’état. He participated in the negotiated peace agreement in February 2010 between the rebel groups of the Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudanese government. He is current chair of the African Union.
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