Chad’s new military rulers named a civilian politician, Albert Pahimi Padacke, as prime minister of a transitional government on Monday a week after President Idriss Deby’s battlefield death, but opposition leaders quickly dismissed the appointment. Reuters reports that Padacke served as prime minister from 2016 to 2018 and was seen as an ally of Deby, though he did run against him several times, during his 30 year rule. Concern has been raised that despite Padacke’s apppointment, the military council is still likely to be the ultimate authority and a coalition of civil society groups and opposition politicians has called for a peaceful protest to demand a return to “constitutional order”.