Chadian army has dissolved government and parliament after announcing the death of longtime president, Idriss Deby Itno, on Tuesday.
But the a army vowed to conduct “free and democratic” elections after an 18-month transition period.
The army had earlier announced that one of Deby’s sons would replace him as the head of a military council following the death of the leader who had ruled the country with an iron fist for three decades.
Chad’s newly re-elected President, Deby Itno, died Tuesday of injuries sustained while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country, the army said Tuesday.
The army had on Monday announced that fighting left some 300 rebels of the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) dead, while FACT claimed in a statement that Deby had been wounded.
“Deby has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield over the weekend,” army spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna announced on state television.
The country has also imposed a curfew and shut its borders after announcing the death of longtime president.