Chad unveils the committee in charge of selecting the members of the transitional Parliament

Chad unveils the committee in charge of selecting the members of the transitional Parliament


The Chadian authorities have announced the composition of the committee that will be in charge of selecting the members of the National Transitional Council (CNT), the body that will exercise the functions of Parliament during the transition period opened after the death in April of the then president, Idriss Déby, in combat with the rebels.

The composition of the committee, made up of eight men and three women, has been announced through a decree that states that Djimadoum, a former ally of Déby and current vice president of the Transitional Military Council (CMT), will be the president of the organization.

The members include several people close to the current leader of the CMT – name of the board created in the country, headed by Mahamat Idriss Déby, son of the late president – as well as opposition figures, including Célestin Topona, according to has reported the Chadian news portal Alwihda.

The Army announced the creation of the CMT, the dissolution of the Government and Parliament and the beginning of an 18-month transition after the announcement of Déby’s death. Subsequently, he published the ‘transition sheet’, which gives broad powers to the son of the ex-president, amid the denunciations of the opposition, which has spoken of an “institutional coup.”

The CMT leader promised at the end of May that he does not seek to “remain in power” and opted for an inclusive dialogue to solve the crisis. “I would like to firmly reiterate that the CMT is not here to seize power or to perpetuate itself,” said Mahamat Idriss Déby.

The death of Déby – who had held power since 1990, after leading a coup that overthrew the dictator Hissène Habré – in the midst of an offensive by the rebel Front for Alternation and Concord in Chad (FACT) is a severe blow to the stability of the country and the region, due to the importance of the country in the fight against international terrorism in the Sahel and the Lake Chad basin.

The rebel group launched an offensive from its bases in Libya during the day of April 11, in full voting in the last presidential elections, in which Déby obtained a sixth term. The results were announced hours before his death from injuries sustained at the front, where he had gone to supervise the offensive against the FACT, was confirmed.

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