On Saturday, Haroun Kabadi was appointed Secretary General of the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS) at the end of a congress under high tension in capital city N’Djamena.
Speaking after his appointment, Kabadi said the congressmen have just placed their trust in him by appointing him Secretary General of the Patriotic Salvation Movement.
A well known figure of Chadian politics, Kabadi, now president of the National Assembly, had already been the party’s secretary general, some twelve years ago.
A key political player during Idriss Déby Itno’s stay in power, Haroun Kabadi refused to step in as the interim president, when the Chadian leader died in last April.
A move that allowed for the creation of the Military Transition Council, which has ruled the country these last two months.
Haroun Kabadi will have to deal with the internal tensions within the Patriotic Salvation Movement, as the rule of Mahamat Idriss Déby remains heavily contested