General Idriss Déby Itno was born 18 June, 1952. He is a Chadian politician who has been the President of Chad since 1990. He is also head of the Patriotic Salvation Movement. Déby is of the Bidyat clan of the Zaghawa ethnic group.
He took power at the head of a rebellion against President Hissène Habré in December 1990 and has since survived various rebellions against his own rule. He won elections in 1996 and 2001, and after term limits were eliminated he won again in 2006, 2011, and 2016. He added “Itno” to his surname in January 2006. He is a graduate of Muammar Gaddafi’s World Revolutionary Center.
Idriss Déby Profile Overview
|Real Name:||Hinda Déby Itno|
|Birthday:||18 June, 1952|
|Place of Birth:||Chad|
|Net Worth:||$50 million (N19,375,100,000)|
|Partner(s):||Hinda Déby Itno|
Idriss Déby Biography & Life
Idriss Deby came to power in a coup and has faced several attempts to oust him by similar means.He won a fourth term in presidential elections in April 2011, which the main opposition parties boycotted as they did the 2006 elections. He survived a bid to topple him in April 2006, when rebels attacked the capital, and again in February 2008, when they were beaten back by government forces backed by French warplanes and troops offering logistics, intelligence and protection.
In May 2013 the government said it had foiled another coup plot, this time allegedly involving army officers and an opposition MP. Idriss Deby was born in Fada, in north-east Chad, in 1952. A career army officer, he helped Hissen Habre topple Goukouki Oueddei in 1982.
Idriss Déby as President of Chad
In 1989 he fled to Sudan after being accused of plotting a coup. A year later his Patriotic Salvation Movement drove Mr Habre into exile and in 1991 Mr Deby was proclaimed president. He won Chad’s first post-independence presidential election in 1996 after overseeing the introduction of a multi-party constitution. He was re-elected in 2001, and in 2005 won a referendum allowing him to stand for a third term.
An Amnesty International report in 2013 accused Mr Deby of brutally repressing critics of his rule, and of ignoring promises to respect human rights when he came to power in 1990. Mr Deby has actively intervened in the affairs of neighbouring countries, His troops have been present in the Central African Republic and Mali, and he courted controversy in January 2012 when he married the daughter of Musa Hilal, the alleged leader of the feared Sudanese Janjaweed militia.
He is running for re-election in April 2016, but has pledged to reinstate the term limits abolished in 2005 if he becomes president again, saying that the constitutional change made in 2005 had been necessary because “the life of the nation was in danger.”
Idriss Déby Wife
Hinda Déby Itno was born in N’Djamena in 1980 to Mahamat and Mariam Abderahim Acyl. Her father was a diplomat who had worked at Chad’s embassy in Washington D.C. He was Secretary of State for Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs from July 1976 to September 1978. Her father retired after serving several years as a consultant N’Djamena, but he was appointed Ambassador of Chad to Sudan in 2010.
On October 2, 2005 she became the wife of Chad’s President and she was identified as the First Lady as he already had other wives.
Idriss Déby Net Worth
Idriss Déby’s Net Worth is estimated at $50 million.