Chad’s civil society and opposition have rejected the Transition Military Council led by the late Idriss Deby Itno’s son. As soon as the death of Chad’s president Idriss Deby Itno from injuries sustained on the frontline was announced by the army, Chad’s military seized power and installed Idriss Deby’s son, Mahamat Itno or “General Kaka”, as the new president. The Chadian civil society and opposition have rejected the Transition Military Council and the “dynastic coup”, a situation that has created more tensions in Chad. The British Broadcasting Corporation had this information. Here is an excerpt:
Déby’s death was announced on state TV on Tuesday – a day after provisional election results projected he would win a sixth term in office at the helm of the oil-rich country that has been at the forefront of regional efforts to fight Islamist militants.
There are fears that the death could trigger political instability in the vast semi-arid country with a long history of rebellions and coup attempts and where the opposition is weak and divided.
An umbrella group of trade unions has joined the opposition to reject the establishment of the Transitional Military Council, calling for dialogue and workers to stay at home until there is a resolution.
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