Chadian politician Succès Masra has been named the first Prime minister under the nation’s newly adopted 5th Republic Constitution.
“Through decree 012024 signed on January 1st, 204 by general Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, transitional president, president of the Republic [of Chad], head of state, president of the Cabinet, Dr. Succès Masra is named Prime minister, head of the transitional government.”
Longtime opposition leader Succès Masra returned to Chad on November 3rd.
He had left the Sahelian nation along with other opposition leaders after demonstrations held last year to protest military rule were violently repressed.
Masra returned home after reaching an agreement with the military regime. The rest of Chad’s opposition, many of whose leaders remain in exile, denounced the deal which allegedly includes an amnesty for those responsible for killing demonstrators last year.