The French Government has disclosed its support for the military takeover in Chad after the son of Chad’s ex-President Idriss Deby took over as president following the death of his father, former President Idriss Deby.
This was disclosed by French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, although under the Chadian constitution, the speaker of the House should have become the interim leader.
“There are exceptional circumstances,” Le Drian said. “Logically, it should be Mr Kabadi…but he refused because of the exceptional security reasons that were needed to ensure the stability of this country.”
Deby’s son, General Mahamat Idriss Deby, disclosed that the Chadian military plans to conduct democratic elections in 18 months, with the French Minister adding that it’s the moment for it to be done when the security of the country has been reestablished.
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported earlier that President Idriss Deby of Chad died of injuries suffered on the frontlines when some terrorists attacked the army. The President had visited the frontlines to share his election victory with the soldiers before the unfortunate incident.
- General Mahamat will replace his late father as the Head of the Military Council, the army announced on Tuesday.