mixed reactions following Parliament’s appointment of


Five months after the start of the transition set after the death of President Idriss Déby, a National Transitional Council was set up in Chad on Friday to review the draft constitution. An important phase in the transition for some, a non-event for others.

as reported from Ndjamena, Aurélie Bazzara-Kibangula

A majority of young people, new personalities and a third of women. This is the new face of this Transitional ParliamentGovernment spokesman Abderaman Koulamallah explains on social media. Appointed by decree, this National Transitional Council (CNT) consists of 93 members from all walks of life: politicians, civil society, trade unions and religious representatives.

Its members are also representative of the Chadian community of Ahmat Djidda Mahamat Al-Bechir, President of the Alwihda Party, close to the old majority: “As for the overall presentation, I think it is coherent because every region is represented, every political class is represented, the components of civil society, etc. are represented, he emphasizes. Now it remains to be seen whether those who will be representatives of these components are up to the task he will be theirs. “

Wakit Tama is not represented Very absent from this Transitional National Council, Wakit tama. No member of this platform of opposition parties and civil society that continues to condemn military power has been named. “Wakit Tama is not there as if it is a single team playing against itself, because in order to have a dialogue, it is two people who do not agree who sit down to discuss,” reminds Ray’s Kim, one of the spokespersons. “If CNT brings together people who are already involved in their cause to sit and talk, they went there just to monologue. If we want to create CNT, let this be defined in the dialogue.”

Next step: appoint the president of the National Transitional Council. Negotiations are underway behind the scenes, explains a person close to power, who adds that the choice will be sensitive.

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