relive our live – DW – 05/06/2024

relive our live – DW – 05/06/2024
relive our live – DW – 05/06/2024

The essential

  • Ten candidates are in the running for this presidential election, including one woman. Victory should be fought out between the two main ones, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno and Succès Masra. The first was proclaimed head of state by the army three years ago to succeed his father and the second, a former opponent, appointed Prime Minister more than four months ago.
  • Voting is scheduled on site from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 8.2 million voters are registered to give their vote to one of the candidates or to the only woman in the running, Lydie Beassemda.
  • The DW editorial team is mobilizing for this presidential election and is live from Chad at 7 a.m. UTC for its morning news and 5 p.m. UTC for the evening news.

The course of the day

The times are in universal time, there is an hour longer in Chad.

6 p.m. UT: “Counting is underway in many offices“, says our correspondent in N’Djamena, Blaise Daristone, after this election day.

5 p.m. UT: Special program on the DW Africa radio channel dedicated to this presidential election. To be followed on our partner radio stations and on our Facebook live.

15:04: We know more about the person killed in Moundou who we were talking about in this live a little earlier. This voter, a 65-year-old man, was shot and killed by an unknown person who had been denied the right to vote in the absence of a voter card. According to AFP, the attacker was part of a group of people demanding the right to vote and one of them opened fire in an indiscriminate manner, hitting the victim who had just cast his ballot in the ballot box. urn.

2:09 p.m.: One welcomes the “return to constitutional order”, the other calls to vote… You find the declarations of the two main candidates in this presidential election, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno and Prime Minister Succès Masra, here on our site.

Prime Minister Succès Masra voted in the 7th district of N’DjamenaImage: Joris Bolomey/AFP/Getty Images

1:26 p.m. : Former Prime Minister, Albert Pahimi Padacké, announces on his Facebook page that he voted at home, in Gouin, in Mayo-Kebbi West.

1:02 p.m.:Everything is going well” according to the National Election Management Agency (ANGE), whose president has just toured several offices in the capital and noted “no violation of the electoral process” in the places visited. But our correspondents report problems in several cities. In N’Djamena the police intervened to prevent the lynching of a person suspected of having wanted to stuff the ballot boxes. A person was also shot and killed in Moundou in a polling station.

11:52 a.m. : Another person to have already voted today: Lydie Beassemda, the only woman candidate in the presidential election on May 6. The DW recently dedicated a portrait to him.”I hope that this election will bring appeasement (…) and I invite you to come and vote, the boycott is not a solution“, declared the candidate as she left the polling station.

09:13: In Bongor, in the southwest of the country, offices opened on time. But some vehicles with campaign posters parked in front of polling stations. Passengers on board give voting instructions, as noted by a Source on site.

08:43: “It went well, there were no complications, we came, the welcome was good, we voted well, I didn’t see any inconveniences or difficulties. I really feel free and happy”testifies at the DW microphone a voter who voted in Moundou.

8:25 : Candidate for the 2024 presidential election, the former Prime Minister and candidate for the 2021 election voted this morning in the sub-prefecture of Torrock, in southern Chad, according to Chadian media.

07:45: For his part, Prime Minister Succès Masra, candidate in the election, voted in the 7th district of N’Djamena. “It’s a great day for our country, undoubtedly a great day for democracy”, said Succès Masra after his vote. The candidate invited all those who aspire to change to come out en masse to vote, peacefully. Success Masra welcomed the fact that the Internet was not cut off on this election day. The candidate also indicated that polling station delegates have the right to film the minutes of the minutes.

Another candidate who voted, the transitional president: Mahamat Idriss Deby fulfilled his civic duty in the 2nd arrondissement of the Chadian capital. “Today I am holding a fourth flagship commitment which will complete the transition process, launched in our country 3 years ago. It is now up to the people to vote massively to choose their president”, declared the transitional president. He first recalled his first three commitments: continuity of the State, organization of national dialogue and constitutional referendum.

Transitional President Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno presents himself to voters after leading the transition for three yearsImage: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

7 a.m. TU : DW is live for its morning news, returning to the election. You can listen here → dw.com/endirect

06:57: In Moundou, the country’s second city, located in the south, voters also began to vote. “Voting started at 6:30 a.m., voters are already voting”says a polling station president who notes that many voters did not find their names on the list.

Some voters met by DW denounced dysfunctions in the vote: absence of names, photos. A voter tells DW that he was forced to return home.

06:33: Some voters got up early to exercise their civic duty. However, one voter told DW that he had not seen anyone in his polling station. “It’s after work that I’m going to go back to vote”adds this voter.

6:30 a.m.: Chadians started voting this morning. Voters were thus able to throw their ballot into the ballot box in the polling station of the main post office of Ndjambal Ngato, a stone’s throw from the presidency in the center of N’Djamena, three quarters of an hour after voting time. official opening of the poll. This is what AFP observed.

5HTU : Offices are to open across the country. Sunday May 5, police and soldiers voted 24 hours in advance, in order to be available to secure the vote this Monday.

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