SPLM proposes extension of parliamentary election to 2025

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has proposed postponing parliamentary elections to December 2025.
Peter Lam Both, Secretary General of the SPLM.

By Awan Achiek

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has proposed postponing parliamentary elections to December 2025.

The position paper signed by the SPLM Secretary-General Peter Lam Both suggested that the country s first elects the President and State Governors in December 2024, followed by parliamentary elections after one year.

“We propose that we conduct Presidential and Gubernatorial elections in December 2024, and the Parliamentary elections to follow after one year of the elected government,” it said. It disclosed that the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) will approve the budget for election institutions in the first week of April 2024.

It also called for dialogue among the parties to the 2018 revitalized peace agreement over the type of elections that should be conducted.

“The political parties’ signatory to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) must now dialogue on whether we will go for general elections or executive elections given budgetary consideration for elections,” it said.

The SPLM party reiterated it’s resolve not to extend the transitional period which ends in February 2025.

“The rest of the provisions of the R-ARCSS which have been cited ad nauseam as being relevant to the elections are just being used as a pretext to seek an extension of R-TGONU,” it said.

On the permanent constitution, the SPLM claimed that South Sudan doesn’t need a permanent constitution to conduct an election. “We would like to call upon all the parties signatory to R-ARCSS to remain true and commit to the peaceful conclusion of this peace agreement,” it said.

 

 

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