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Félix Malloum


General Félix Malloum or Félix Malloum Ngakoutou Bey-Ndi (born 1932) is a Chadian politician from the south.

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Created: 28th Jul 2008
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General Félix Malloum served as an officer in the Chadian Military and as a member of the ruling Chadian Progressive Party (PPT). He later became the Chief of Staff with the rank of colonel. He was imprisoned by President François Tombalbaye, but was released after a successful coup-d'etat on April 13, 1975. He served as both President and Prime Minister of Chad until August 29, 1978, when Hissène Habré was appointed Prime Minister to integrate armed northern rebels into the government. However, he was unsuccessful and resigned from the presidency on March 23, 1979.

Malloum retired from politics and settled in Nigeria. He returned to the Chadian capital N'Djamena on May 31, 2002, after 23 years in exile. Upon his return he was entitled to the various benefits allowed to former presidents; these benefits included a monthly stipend of 3,000,000 CFA francs, a residence, and coverage of his health expenses, along with a two vehicles and a driver.
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Félix Malloum
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Gender: male
Place of Origin: Chad