Chadian transitional government partially reshuffled

The junta in power in Chad since the death of President Idriss Déby Itno has reshuffled the transitional government, nine months after its appointment, according to a decree read out Friday on state radio by the army spokesman.
Thirteen of the 40 ministers and secretaries of state have been reallocated, including those of Petroleum, Economy, Public Security and Education, according to the decree read by General Azem Bermandoa Agouna.
Since the announcement of the death of President Déby, killed in fighting against rebels, his son, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, 37, has concentrated almost all the powers at the head of a Transitional Military Council (TMC) composed of 15 generals.
He has promised “free and democratic” elections within a renewable 18-month period, but has not ruled out an extension of the transition.
The government, appointed by the chairman of the CMT, is headed by Albert Pahimi Padacké, Idriss Déby’s last prime minister, before he abolished the post in 2018.
Mahamat Idriss Déby has promised a pre-dialogue with the armed groups to be held from February 27 in Qatar, but there are growing doubts about whether the timetable will be respected.

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