Written by: The Africa Report

By Mathieu Olivier
Posted on Monday, 10 May 2021 10:58 The ‘Mouvement Patriotique du Salut’ (MPS) has very little representation in Chad’s transitional government, created following former president Idriss Déby Itno’s death. But behind the scenes, the MPS’ historical leaders are concerned that it has lost some of its power and is now being viewed as an opposition party. On 4 May, Mahamat Zene Bada officially went on the offensive. The secretary-general of the Mouvement Patriotique du Salut (MPS, in power before former president Idriss Déby Itno’s death) sent a memo to Mahamat Idriss Déby, head of the National Transitional Council (NTC) and son of the deceased head of state. In it, he “demanded” – in the name of his party – that the members of the current transitional government not be allowed to run in the next elections.

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