Initially scheduled to last 21 days from August 20, the date of its launching, the Chadian inclusive and sovereign national dialogue will reach its epilogue on September 30, 2022.
After several suspensions and postponements, the conclusions of the work of the inclusive and sovereign national dialogue taking place in N’djamena since August 20 will be adopted next Friday, announced the presidium of the dialogue.
In addition, the Chadian presidency indicated on Tuesday, September 27, that “the plenary session suspended last Saturday will resume tomorrow, Wednesday 28 September.
Although boycotted by two powerful rebel movements and the country’s main opposition coalition, the meeting was held in a more or less serene atmosphere and was seen as an essential step in reforming the country before elections could be held. And some sub-committees have already submitted their reports to the Presidium.
Thus, according to the recommendations of the sub-commission entitled “Form of State, Constitution, institutional reforms and electoral process”, the presidential term of office will be 7 years, renewable once. And to be a presidential candidate, you must be at least 35 and not more than 70 years old.
The same sub-committee also recommended a bicameral parliamentary system. It is a system of political organization that divides the Parliament into two separate chambers: a National Assembly and a Senate. Deputies will be elected for a renewable 5-year term and Senators for a renewable 6-year term. 35 years is the minimum age proposed by the sub-committee to be a senator, and 25 years minimum to be a deputy. It should be noted that 21 year old Chadians can also be local elected officials.
From tomorrow Wednesday during the plenary, these recommendations will be considered by the assembly. There could be amendments before a possible adoption.
Another no less important report is expected at the plenary. This is the one that addresses the thorny issue of the eligibility or not of the members of the Transitional Military Council to the presidential election, the duration of the transition after the dialogue, the Doha agreement…