Chad Cabinet resigns after Deby re-election

2011-08-11 11:13

N'Djamena - Chad's prime minister tendered his cabinet's resignation Wednesday, a procedural move following the swearing in of President Idriss Deby Itno for a fourth term, state radio said.

"In line with the constitution, the prime minister has tendered his resignation and that of his government," state-run radio said.

Deby may decide to keep Prime Minister Emmanuel Nadingar at the helm of the central African nation's government or not, the radio explained.

Deby won nearly 84% of the vote in the April 25 elections, which were boycotted by the opposition. He has ruled Chad since 1990 although the opposition criticises his hold on power.

He was sworn in on Monday.