Pascal Yoadimnadji

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Pascal Yoadimnadji (1950? – February 23, 2007) was Prime Minister of Chad from February 2005 to February 2007.[1]

Biography[edit]

Yoadimnadji was born in Béboto in the Logone Oriental Region of southern Chad.[1] He was a member of the Gor ethnic group,[2] which is one of the less politically dominant ethnic groups in Chad,[citation needed] and was a lawyer.[3]

He served as head of the National Electoral Commission from 1995 to 1997, during which time the 1996 presidential election was held.[1][3] He was appointed as Minister of Mines, Energy and Oil on May 21, 1997,[4] and subsequently he became Minister of Tourist Development in 1998 and Minister of the Environment and Water in 1999. He then served as President of the Constitutional Council from 1999 to 2004[1] and was appointed as Minister of Agriculture on July 23, 2004.[5][6]

Yoadimnadji headed La Francophonie's observer mission for the January 2003 parliamentary election in Djibouti.[7]

He became Prime Minister on February 3, 2005, when he was appointed by President Idriss Déby following the resignation of Moussa Faki.[2][8]

On February 21, 2007, Yoadimnadji suffered a heart attack[9] and fell into a coma, and he was flown to France for medical treatment. He died of a brain hemorrhage on February 23 at a hospital in Paris.[3] Seven days of mourning were declared for him in Chad, beginning on February 23.[10][11] On February 26, he received a state funeral in N'Djamena, in which he was praised by Déby. His body was then given to his family for burial in Béboto.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Valery Gottingar, "Curriculum vitae de Monsieur Pascal Yoadimnadji" at the Wayback Machine (archived March 15, 2007), Chadian government web site, February 23, 2007 (French).
  2. ^ a b "Prime Minister resigns after civil servant strikes", IRIN, February 4, 2005.
  3. ^ a b c "Chadian Prime Minister Yoadimnadji Dies", Associated Press, February 23, 2007.
  4. ^ "May 1997 - Chad", Keesing's Record of World Events, volume 43, May 1997, Chad, page 41,626.
  5. ^ "Le gouvernement du Tchad est remanié : 9 départs et 10 entrées", cefod.org, July 23, 2004 (French).
  6. ^ "Chad: Ten new ministers appointed in "major" cabinet reshuffle - national radio", Chadian National Radio, July 25, 2004.
  7. ^ "RAPPORT DE LA MISSION FRANCOPHONE D'OBSERVATION DES ELECTIONS LEGISLATIVES DU 10 JANVIER 2003", democratie.francophonie.org (French).
  8. ^ "Nouveau PM du gouvernement tchadien", Xinhua, February 4, 2005 (French).
  9. ^ "Chad prime minister flown to France after heart attack", Reuters, February 21, 2007.
  10. ^ "DECRET N° 201/PR/PM/SGG/2007" at the Wayback Machine (archived March 31, 2007), Chadian presidency website (2007 archive page), February 23, 2007 (French).
  11. ^ Valery Gottingar, "Obsèques nationales pour M. Pascal Yoadimnadji, Premier Ministre décédé le 23 février 2007.", Chadian government website, February 23, 2007 (French).
  12. ^ "Les autorités rendent un dernier hommage au Premier ministre décédé", AFP, February 26, 2007 (French).
Preceded by
Moussa Faki
Prime Minister of Chad
February 4, 2005 – 23 February 2007
Succeeded by
Adoum Younousmi
(acting)