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Idriss Deby: France, US Calls For Transition To Civilian Rule In Chad

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France has called for a return to civilian rule in Chad following the death of President Idriss Deby.

President Emmanuel Macron’s office in a statement said it took note of the creation of an interim military body after Deby’s death but called for a peaceful transition to civilian rule.

Part of statement read: “France lost a brave friend.

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“France expresses its strong attachment to Chad’s stability and territorial integrity.

“We took note of the creation of an interim military body, urging a quick return to civilian rule and a peaceful transition.”

United States in a statement by a White House Spokesperson also offered its “sincere condolences” to the people of Chad on the death of Deby.

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“We condemn recent violence and loss of life in Chad.

“We support a peaceful transition of power in accordance with the Chadian constitution,” the statement read.

One of Deby’s sons, General Mahamat Kata is to head the military council.

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