Self-proclaimed C.Africa leader cannot be recognised: Chad president

African heads of state decided Wednesday that it was impossible to recognise rebel chief Michel Djotodia as president of the Central African Republic, and want the country to elect a transitional president, Chad's leader said at the end of a summit called to discuss the political crisis.

"As things stand now, it is impossible to recognize a self-proclaimed president," Chadian President Idriss Deby told journalists. "A committee selected by national figures must lead the transition. This body will have the executive role and must vote for a transitional president" who would serve for no more than 18 months.