Chad’s Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke has resigned in order to pave the way for a new government after the Central African country decided to push back elections by two years.
Recall that Padacke, a civilian politician, was named prime minister of a transitional military government last year after President Mahamat Idriss Deby seized power in the wake of his father’s death.
This development was disclosed in a statement released by the prime minister’s office on Tuesday.
The military council led by Deby was originally meant to rule for 18 months but this month the country announced it would push back democratic elections until around October 2024.
Deby was sworn in on Monday as president for the new phase of the transition and is expected to appoint a new premier.
However, Padacke served as prime minister from 2016 to 2018. He was seen as an ally of former president Idriss Deby who ruled Chad for 30 years until his death in April 2021.