Electoral violence kills a sixth-term president of Chad

The Partners for Transparency Foundation expresses its concern over the violence that followed the elections that took place on April 11 in the country of Chad, with the killing of the outgoing president, Idriss Déby, who has been in power for 30 years, and the winner is according to the preliminary results that were made. Announcement this morning, Tuesday, April 20, in the sixth state.

As the elections took place, in the context of a state of popular anger, at the candidacy of Idriss Déby on the one hand, and on the other hand due to the state of restrictions on the opposition forces and the prevention of a number of their symbols from running in the elections, which was expressed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations using the tool of violence against the opposition

The Association of Opposition Forces Partners, which has moved towards armed action, by destroying a number of government warplanes, on April 13th, in order to end President Deby's rule, especially as it is certain that he won and remains in power, against continuing this use of violence, when The consequence of this is the possibility of escalating matters into civil wars, the effect of which may not stop at the Chadian interior only.

Likewise, the Partners Foundation calls on all parties to exercise restraint and caution in engaging in more violence, as the armed terrorist groups find in this environment a haven and fertile ground on which to base themselves in order to destabilize the region to achieve their alleged goals.

Accordingly, the Partners for Transparency Foundation recommends the following:

First: The necessity of forming a committee to investigate the causes that led the opposition forces to such violations, and determine the relative weights of these causes, as well as ensuring accountability for those involved in any acts in violation of the law.

Second: The international community must play its role in putting pressure on the parties to the conflict to stop using armed forces, given the increasing number of deaths on both sides.

Third: It is imperative that the AU also learn about its role as a regional international organization, by mediating in order to reach common understandings between the parties.

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