Chad junta leader Deby declared winner of May 6 presidential election

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N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's constitutional council on Thursday declared interim President Mahamat Idriss Deby winner of the central African nation's disputed May 6 presidential election with 61% of the vote, after earlier rejecting appeals to cancel or partially cancel the election.

(Reporting by Mahamat Ramadane; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Alex Richardson)