The Chadian Supreme Court has validated the results of the referendum for a new constitution organized by the military junta in power for the past two and a half years.
The validation paves the way for elections in the country by the end of 2024 thereby terminating the transitional government.
According to the final results, the yes side won with 85.90 percent of the vote, while the no side recorded 14.10 percent with a turnout of 62.8 percent.
Yet, some members of the opposition and civil society continue to argue that the result is a plebiscite designed to pave the way for the election of the transitional president, General Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno.
The new Constitution contains several innovations, including the creation, rehabilitation and reorganization of institutions such as the Senate, the High Court of Justice, the Supreme Court, the Court of Auditors and the Constitutional Council among others.
Recall Chadians on 17 December voted on the new draft Constitution which is based on the 1996 Constitution and incorporates the resolutions and recommendations of the national dialogue held from August 20 to October 8, 2022, in N’Djamena.