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CHAD – Albert Pahimi Padacké appointed Prime Minister by the Transitional Military Council

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After the death of President Idriss Deby Itno on Tuesday 20 April 2021, the transitional government is taking shape. Albert Pahimi Padacké was appointed head of the Chadian government, who already held this position before the constitutional reform that led to the abolition of this position in May 2018. The new Prime Minister was a candidate in the presidential election of April 11, 2021. He came second with 10.32% of the valid votes cast.

The transitional government will now have as its leader Albert Pahimi Padacké, former Prime Minister from February 2016 to May 2018. Most observers find this choice lucid because the new leader has experience and can bring a lot on the political level, especially in this period of crisis where the transition must be effectively managed. Second in the presidential election, Albert Pahimi padacké, leader of the party Rassemblement des nationalistes et démocrates tchadiens-Le Réveil (RNDT-Le Réveil), has the confidence of the Transitional Military Council (CMT) officially installed since the death of the newly re-elected President, Idriss Déby Itno. 

The new Prime Minister has the task of ensuring balance, and above all facilitating the transition of 18 months after which elections will have to be democratically organized to appoint the successor to the Chadian marshal, at the head of the country from 1990 until his death on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Originally from the south, the contribution of Albert Pahimi Padacké will be crucial in the preservation of national unity and inclusive dialogue with members of the opposition. This transition phase, which is often delicate, must be conducted intelligently by the CMT. Hence the decisive role of the unfortunate candidate in the presidential election who, during the campaign, ironically promised Idriss Déby a peaceful retirement. 

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However, his appointment was not unanimous, especially on the opposition side.Indeed, Succès Masra, also a candidate in the last presidential election of 2021 but rejected by an amendment of the Constitution, believes that this appointment of the Prime Minister is made in haste and without a necessary consultation in a period of transition. According to him, “We should have first defined a true architecture of the transition and then chosen a Prime Minister of consensus.”

The opponent does not stop there, he intends to join the speech to the act. A march will be organized by his party the Transformers with the other members of the coalition Wakit tama which means “the time has arrived” on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The opposition and civil society organizations met in the Wakit tama coalition.This coalition was set up to denounce and oppose the candidacy of Idriss Déby for a sixth term. They will demand an inclusive dialogue between political parties and civil society, the objective is to ensure the transfer of power to civilians.


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