Haroun Kabadi

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Haroun Kabadi (born 1949?) is a Chadian politician. He was Prime Minister of Chad from June 2002 to June 2003 and has been President of the National Assembly of Chad since June 2011.

Politics[edit]

Kabadi is a member of the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS). From January 1998 to July 1998, he was Minister of Communications and Government Spokesman. He then became managing director of the Société cotonnière du Tchad, the parastatal cotton company, before being appointed as Prime Minister[1] on June 12, 2002.[2] Later in June 2002, while reading his government programme to the National Assembly, Kabadi collapsed, reportedly due to high blood pressure and forgetting his medication; he quickly recovered after being carried into another room.[3] He remained Prime Minister for one year until President Idriss Déby appointed Moussa Faki to replace him in June 2003.[4]

On March 4, 2007, he was appointed as Minister of State for Agriculture,[5][6] serving in that post until he was replaced in the government named on April 23, 2008.[7]

Kabadi also served as Secretary-General of the Presidency for a time. He was elected to replace Nagoum Yamassoum as Secretary-General of the MPS in January 2011.[8] Elected to a seat in the National Assembly in the February 2011 parliamentary election, Kabadi was then elected as President of the National Assembly in June 2011.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders (2003), page 100.
  2. ^ "Chad's president appoints new prime minister, government", Associated Press, June 13, 2003.
  3. ^ "Chad: Premier Kabadi "collapses" while delivering policy statement in parliament", Africa No 1 radio, Libreville, June 26, 2002.
  4. ^ "Chad: President Deby appoints Moussa Faki Mahamat as new prime minister", BBC Monitoring International Reports, June 24, 2003.
  5. ^ "Remaniement : l'ex-rebelle Mahamat Nour nommé ministre de la Défense", AFP, March 4, 2007 (French).
  6. ^ "DECRET N°224/PR/PM/2007, Portant Remaniement du Gouvernement", Chadian government website, March 4, 2007 (French).
  7. ^ "Liste des Membres du Gouvernement du 23 Avril 2008", website of the Chadian Presidency (French).
  8. ^ "Idriss Déby Itno investi candidat à la présidentielle d’avril", African Press Agency, 17 January 2011 (French).
  9. ^ "Tchad : Haroun Kabadi élu président de l'Assemblée Nationale", Xinhua, 25 June 2011 (French).
Preceded by
Nagoum Yamassoum
Prime Minister of Chad
June 13, 2002 – June 24, 2003
Succeeded by
Moussa Faki