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Canada Presidential in Chad: the opposition in dispersed order

03:15  23 february  2021
03:15  23 february  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Plusieurs regroupements d'opposition cherchent à empêcher au président Idriss Deby Itno au pouvoir depuis 30 ans de faire un sixième mandat. © MICHAEL TEWELDE / AFP Several opposition groups seek to prevent President Idriss Deby Itno, in power for 30 years, from serving a sixth term.

Very political Monday in Chad. Several opposition political groups have come out with the same objective: to prevent President Idriss Déby Itno, who has been in power for 30 years, from serving a sixth term.

With our correspondent in Ndjamena, Madjiasra Nako

The Victory Alliance, the opposition coalition which wanted to nominate a single candidate, officially invested Théophile Bongoro on Monday.

At the same time, in another room in the Chadian capital, opposition political parties and civil society associations met for a citizen reflection of the living forces of the nation with the objective of a new regime and a new Republic.

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Chad is a centralized republic in which the executive branch dominates the legislature and judiciary. In April 2016 President Idriss Deby Itno, leader of the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), was elected to a fifth term with 59.92 percent of the vote. While the election was orderly and had a high voter Government and opposition newspapers had limited readership outside the capital due to low literacy rates and lack of distribution in rural areas. According to Freedom in the World 2016, “broadcast media were controlled by the state, and the High Council of Communication exerted control over most

At this meeting, we saw human rights defenders like Dobian Assingar, Mahamat Nour Ibedou, trade unionists like Barka Michel, Younous Mahadjir and politicians like Gali Ngote and Masra Succès.

Later in the afternoon, the Socialist Party Without Borders, which nominated former minister and rebel leader Yaya Dillo Djerou, received support from 13 political parties.

This close relative of the head of state is the second co-leader of the President of the Republic to declare himself a candidate for the presidential election next April. A first if the Supreme Court validates these candidacies which, moreover, help to disperse the anti-Idriss Déby opposition.

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