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The Republic of Chad: Introductory Note

Neldjingaye Kameldy
Edited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

© 2016 Oxford University Press
The former French colony, Chad, became a republic on 28 November 1958 within the French Community established by the French Constitution of 4 October 1958. The country gained independence on 11 August 1960. François Tombalbaye became the first President and on 28 November 1960 a new constitution came into force. Like the constitutions of many former French colonies in Africa, the Chadian Constitution of 1960 was modelled on the French Constitution. However, the main points of departures were that the Parliament was comprised of only one chamber, the National...
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