Chad: establishment of the committee responsible for appointing the members of the National Transitional Council

General Djimadoum Tiraina, vice-president of the Transitional Military Council, in Ndjamena, April 21, 2021. AFP - -

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The former opposition and the majority of the main political parties are teaming up on the committee responsible for appointing future members of the National Transitional Council (CNT).

The committee was appointed by decree on June 13, 2021. The CNT will serve as Parliament for the remaining 16 months of the transition.

The members will be responsible in particular for drafting the new Constitution.

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With our correspondent in Ndjamena,

Aurélie Bazzara-Kibangula

The chairmanship of this committee goes to General Djimadoum Tiraina.

Loyal among the faithful of Idriss Déby Itno, he is also the vice-president of the Transitional Military Council.

At his side, two vice-presidents: the opponent, Mahamat Allahou Tahir, president of the Rally for Democracy and Progress;

and Jean-Bernard Padaré, member of the executive board of the MPS.

Six personalities are also part of this committee.

Among her, former caciques of the MPS, like Djimtebaye Lapia but also opponents like Célestin Topona, number two of the UNDR, Saleh Kebzabo's party.

The establishment of this committee marks a new stage in the transition.

He will be responsible for appointing the 93 members of the National Transition Council.

All must be at least 25 years old according to a decree signed at the end of May and come from all horizons.

Political parties, civil society, the military and even unions.

A wide choice which acts as a guarantee for a peaceful and credible transition according to a diplomatic source.

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