Polls close in controversial Chad election

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Polls have closed in Chad’s presidential election.

President Idriss Deby is seeking a sixth term to extend his 30-year rule.

It is the first election since parliament approved legislation to expand his powers.

The opposition called for a boycott of the polls in protest.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from N’Djamena.

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