Chadian PM Succes Masra Resigns After Déby Re-Election

Prime Minister Succès Masra has resigned following his defeat to junta leader Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno in the May 6 presidential elections.

Masra, a prominent opposition figure and critic of the junta that took power in 2021, was appointed as prime minister in January to appease the opposition. In March, his candidacy was cleared for the presidential election to return the country to constitutional rule.

Masra alleged electoral fraud before the results confirmed Déby's victory. Deby won the presidential election with 61% of the votes. The Constitutional Council later confirmed Deby as the winner, and Masra acknowledged its ruling, saying there were no other legal means to contest the results.


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