Thursday, April 22, 2021

Chad's Opposition Slam The Appointment Of Slain President's Son As The Interim Leader Of The Government


DW: Chad: Anger and uncertainty as slain president's son named interim leader 

In the wake of Idriss Deby's death on the battlefield Monday, the military has consolidated behind the longtime leader's son. 

He will assume broad powers but not everyone thinks that's a good thing. 

Chad's presidency on Wednesday released a "transition charter" that will repeal the country's constitution and serve as the "basic law of the republic." 

The military council in temporary control had already announced that President Idriss Deby's son Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno would take over the reins of power in the Central African country after the killing of his father on Monday by rebels, but sought to solidify that position on Wednesday.  

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WNU editor: Nepotism and corruption on full display in Chad. 

More News On The Crisis In Chad  

Chadian opposition decries Deby’s son as interim leader -- AP  

Chad president's death: Rivals condemn'dynastic coup' -- BBC  

Chad's opposition slams 'coup' as major powers quiet on army takeover -- Africa News  

Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president’s son -- AP 

Foreign leaders arrive for Chad leader's funeral as rebels threaten advance -- Reuters

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