Chadian military government restores parliament

Chadian Transitional Military Council has restored the country’s low house of assembly, which was dissolved by the military council on 20th April 2021 following the demise of President Idriss Deby Itno.

 

The Military Council, which is being led by General Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of the late president, decided to restore the parliament today, 29th April 2021, days after they appointed a transitional prime minister.

The civilian Prime Minister was appointed earlier this week following pressure mounted by the UN security council and AU for the Military government to hand power back to the civilian population.

 

On Tuesday, the country recorded one of its deadliest protests in which the government claimed that only two people were killed and 27 injured. 

Some local NGOs rejected the government’s report on the number of those killed, stating that 12 people were killed and over 42 were injured.

 

Some civil society called the deadly protests to demand the immediate departure of General Mahamat Idriss as the interim president and to respect the country’s constitution.

The military has become divided in the decision that was taken by the Transitional military council to appoint Mahamat as the Commander-in-chief.

The opposition parties have also vowed that they will not stop the protest and called for the respect of the constitution.

 

The protesters are accusing the French government of supporting the military government to violate the constitution. Still, the French government has refused the allegations stating that they only voiced their support to fight against terrorism in the Sahel Region.

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