Chad’s military rulers named the new government on Sunday after President Idriss Deby’s battlefield deaths, but opposition leaders denied the appointment as a continuation of the old directive they hope to remove.
Deby̵7;s death last month on the front line in the fight against northern rebels ended his 30-year rule and sparked a crisis in the Central African country which has been an ally in the fight against jihadists in the western region. long
A military council run by Deby’s son Mahamat Idriss Deby seized power after his death and promised to hold elections within 18 months.The former French colony backed the council. But opposition and rebels have dismissed the revolution as a coup and said the military had to give up power to a civilian-led government.
Last week thousands of people took to the streets to protest the military rule. At least six have died in the collision with the police. The opposition has called for a transitional government led by a civilian president with a military vice president.
Most of the ministers in the new government held positions under Debey. His son is President, Albert Pahimi Padacke, his ally was named Prime Minister last week.
“It felt like a house built from the roof,” opposition leader Succes Masra told Reuters. “This will not go far as long as we don’t return to the foundations the people want, whether it’s the president, the civilian, the vice president (the military).”
Deby builds international cooperation by sending highly trained forces to trouble spots across the region to fight Boko Haram and other groups linked to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
His main alliance, France, has around 5,100 troops stationed across the region as part of an international effort to combat Islamic militants, including a main military base in N’Djamena, the country’s capital. cinnabar
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