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 on June 12, 2002. 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. He remained Prime Minister for one year until President Idriss Déby appointed Moussa Faki to replace him in June 2003.
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. 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. Adrien Beyom succeeded Kabadi as Secretary-General of the MPS in October 2012 at the party's fifth congress.
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June 13, 2002 – June 24, 2003
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