Chad’s transitional government on Wednesday appointed opposition politician Saleh Kebzabo as the country’s new prime minister, the presidency announced.
It comes after former Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke resigned to pave the way for a new administration.
Mr Padacke, a civilian politician served as interim prime minister after President Mahamat Idriss Deby seized power in the wake of his father’s death.
Kebzabo, 75, is the leader of the main opposition party, the National Union for Democracy and Renewal. He came second in the last presidential elections in 2016 and third in a previous vote in 2011.