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S. Sudan Rejects Proposal to Scrap Vice-President Post

A PANDORA BOX? IGAD Mediation is like going one step forward and two steps back. The question of maintaining or abolishing the VP post is the latest controversy. IGAD only allow PM post for rebels but VP has more power than the PM. Again the PM has no right to run for Presidential election. Abolishing VP post is like amending the constitution and surely the Bantus (Equatorians) won't accept that either.
CONFUSION CONTINUES.  The IGAD led mediation is like going one step forward and two steps back. The question of maintaining or abolishing the VP post is the latest controversy among South Sudan warring parties. IGAD mediation only allows PM position for the rebels while the constitution places VP above the PM. Again, IGAD says the PM cannot run for President. Technically, IGAD made its own proposed medicine less attractive and now the rebels are eying the most controversial post – the VP post. Back to Square one? (Photo: Head of the rebel delegation, Taban Deng Gai, (L) and leader of the government’s delegation Nhial Deng Nhial)

By Sudan Tribune,

THE South Sudanese government said it would not yield to its armed opposition demands to have the vice-president’s position scrapped off and replaced with a prime minister.

Cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said such a proposal was never tabled before government and mediators of the peace talks.

“The government delegation did not receive such proposal from IGAD. We only read it from the media reports attributing statements carrying such suggestions to the rebels, and I don’t I understand the basis of the proposal,” Lomuro said on Tuesday. Continue reading S. Sudan Rejects Proposal to Scrap Vice-President Post