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Leader of opposition party in Chad calls for reconciliation

Opposition leader Succès Masra from Chad met with Transitional President Mahamat Deby to help bring peace and unity to the country.

They had a meeting on Monday at the president’s office with a representative of the Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi. He helped both sides reach an agreement last month in Kinshasa.

Mr Masra told the BBC that the first meeting is just the beginning. There will be more meetings to make sure we follow the agreement. He also said that they will come up with more ideas to make the transition smooth and fair for everyone, and to have elections where people can share their plans for society.

He met with the military leader the day after telling his supporters to make peace with the government and not to seek revenge for the violent protests in October 2022.

“We want to make Chad a better place for everyone. To do that, we need to understand the difference between fairness and retaliation,” said Mr. Masra in an interview with the BBC.

The leader of the Transformers party said he wants Chad to be modern and democratic for the country’s future to be secure.

Mr Masra is trying to calm things down before a vote on December 17th. Chadians will decide on the country’s new constitution. The referendum will help to have elections and bring the country back to civilian rule instead of being ruled by the military.

However, some people who disagree with the government want to not participate in the referendum. They are also upset with the government for offering forgiveness to those who were involved in the violence on October 20th last year, which resulted in about 50 people getting killed, according to the government.

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