2001 Chadian presidential election
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politics and government of
|Idriss Déby||Patriotic Salvation Movement||1,533,509||63.17|
|Ngarlejy Yorongar||Federation, Action for the Republic||396,864||16.35|
|Saleh Kebzabo||National Union for Democracy and Renewal||169,917||7.00|
|Wadel Abdelkader Kamougué||Union for Renewal and Democracy||146,125||6.02|
|Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh||Party for Liberty and Development||70,248||2.89|
|Delwa Kassiré Koumakoye||National Rally for Development and Progress||57,382||2.36|
|Jean Alingué Bawoyeu||Union for Democracy and the Republic||53,513||2.20|
|Source: African Elections Database|
The election results, showing a first-round majority for Déby, were contested by all of the opposition candidates. On 28 May the six opposition candidates were briefly arrested after meeting at the home of one of them, Saleh Kebzabo, and four opposition activists were killed in the action. They were released half-an-hour later.
Two days later, the six candidates and as many as 40 activists were once again arrested as the opposition prepared to lead a funeral procession for one of those killed two days earlier. They were all released after a direct phone call to Déby from the World Bank's President James Wolfensohn.
Déby was sworn in for another term on 8 August.
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