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August 12, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government said Tuesday that it will oppose any proposal to dissolve elected institutions on grounds that it will set a “bad precedent”.

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South Sudan’s vice-president, James Wani Igga, speaks at a press conference in the capital, Juba, on 28 December 2013 (AP)

“We have discussed and communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region and with the international community that any proposal seeking to dissolve the elected institutions will not be acceptable, because it will set a bad precedent," said vice-president, James Wani Igga.

“Dissolving elected institutions violate the constitution and that is a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start working against the constitution instead of upholding it," he added.

Igga, formerly the speaker of the legislative assembly, urged members of the United Nations and the international community to take clear positions on how the country’s conflict can be resolved.

Foreign affairs minister, Barnaba Marial equally echoed the vice-president’s stance, saying dissolution of elected institutions would compromise constitutional and democratic principles.

“As the government, we welcomed the visit of the Security Council. This visit will help the world understand the dynamic of this conflict with firsthand knowledge. They will have the opportunity to visit all parts of the country. They will visit those affected and those which have not experienced the violence. We would facilitate their movement so that they get the real information”, he told reporters Tuesday.

Marial said the world should support his government in its quest to resolve political differences with the opposition in order to bring lasting peace and stability to the country.

“We would like the United Nations, the African Union and the GAD member countries to clearly come out and take strong position with the government to end this conflict. We want the peace process to proceed in order to end the current humanitarian crisis in the country”, he said

The South Sudanese conflict, which started late last year, has killed thousand and displaced over a million people internally and into neighbouring Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia.

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  • 13 August 06:10, by Bolman

    This is a baby crying, you started and you want walks out from it before you feel the pains of untimely death, don’t cry time is coming to you to said bye bye most of you will gonna died sooner whether you like or not Mrs Arkiir her puppies, now you try to understand the human risk where were you when hunting Nuer innocents in Juba and don’t call for international community to Arkiir to stop kill

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    • 13 August 06:56, by Rami Tot

      Which institutions Wani is talking about the institutions that killed thousands of Nuer shame on you this is indication that we are ruled by I responsible people wani instead of saying and feeling sorry for those loses he is saying something else

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    • 13 August 07:05, by wang

      Where that poor man so called James Wani Igga was when Dr. Riek, with the entirety cabinets were sacked or removed last year? Was that moved a dissolution of elected institutions? When James Wani Igga was when the elected governors were sacked by this lady? just mentioned only few---- Wani Igga wake up

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      • 13 August 07:28, by Madina Tonj

        James Wani Igga is absolutely right, the Idea of dissolution the elected institution is against the democracy system. Rami Tot, Wang,and Bolman please,there are only two choices in South Sudan and 1- is to accept peace deal which mean the war will stop and 2- refusal and continues fighting which is the harder choice for Riek Machar to take. Barking on the people at network will not solve any-thing

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        • 13 August 08:33, by Mr Point

          Was the organised murder of hundreds of innocent civilians by the Presidents Guard allowed by the constitution or not?

          Rebecca Garang has explained at length how Saliva Kiir has undermined the constitution of the country and the party.

          Has that elected institution the parliament disapproved of the December murders? It said nothing. It is useless and should be re-formed.

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          • 13 August 08:36, by Mr Point

            Kiir has no choice but to make peace on the terms dictated by UNSC.

            He must take Riek back as Vice President.

            He must allow reforms to party structures and to the constitution. The powers of the presidency must be diluted.

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      • 13 August 07:28, by Madina Tonj

        James Wani Igga is absolutely right, the Idea of dissolution the elected institution is against the democracy system. Rami Tot, Wang,and Bolman please,there are only two choices in South Sudan and 1- is to accept peace deal which mean the war will stop and 2- refusal and continues fighting which is the harder choice for Riek Machar to take. Barking on the people at network will not solve any-thing

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      • 13 August 07:29, by Madina Tonj

        James Wani Igga is absolutely right, the Idea of dissolution the elected institution is against the democracy system. Rami Tot, Wang,and Bolman please,there are only two choices in South Sudan and 1- is to accept peace deal which mean the war will stop and 2- refusal and continues fighting which is the harder choice for Riek Machar to take. Barking on the people at network will not solve any-thing

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      • 13 August 07:31, by Madina Tonj

        James Wani Igga is absolutely right, the Idea of dissolution the elected institution is against the democracy system. Rami Tot, Wang,and Bolman please,there are only two choices in South Sudan and 1- is to accept peace deal which mean the war will stop and 2- refusal and continues fighting which is the harder choice for Riek Machar to take. Barking on the people at network will not solve any-thing

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  • 13 August 07:54, by Snipper

    In the next coup, Nuer civilians will stay far away from getting involved! Their actions on December 15,16 and 17th brought misery to them. They should blame their kin soldiers who distributed weapons to them in order to help fight for Nuer power! You blissfully killed Dinkas in 91 and walked away escort free but we got you this time and we follow you to Upper Nile where stupidity never ends!

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  • 13 August 08:57, by Dengic

    Why desolving elected institutions, when second vp has been offered?...It would be an insult to the Dinkas whom Riek have been killing since 91.Desolution of elected institutions mean the same to the presidency.This rebellion is fading away, Dinkas and gov’t should not accept any useless demand from the rebels.

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  • 13 August 09:36, by Mel mosa

    UNSC team must investigate non affected and affected regions so that they should get reliable information. They will not get reliable information from nuer living in UN camps since are rebels and family of the rebels. They give information based on interest of their greedy leaders on rebel side.

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  • 13 August 11:09, by Ross

    Dear friends
    Notice that if there is no reform, means nuer will continue fighting and this time will kill and destroy everything. I know that Government Soldiers Morality is low and can not fight unless Uganda comes in. Nuer are ready to fight till the last born child of 2014.

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    • 13 August 12:02, by Malakal county Simon

      There is no elected institutions in SS, because most of the current ministers and MPs were handpicked, otherwise, they could not allowed theirs constituency citizen’s be slaughter by Kiir militias if they were truly elected!!!! So stop nonsense by singing an outdated tactic!!

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  • 13 August 11:55, by Rami Tot

    Snipper and likes
    When you Dinka will understand? Your fake coup was rejected by whole world you instigated the killing and covering it with fake coup attempt looooool by the way the nuer were killed by you first of all before covering it the world will need justification for killing innocent first then you terrify nuer that will not help you any more make something sense, Nuer will afraid of you

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  • 13 August 11:57, by Rami Tot

    Snipper and likes
    When you Dinka will understand? Your fake coup was rejected by whole world you instigated the killing and covering it with fake coup attempt looooool by the way the nuer were killed by you first of all before covering it the world will need justification for killing innocent first then you terrify nuer that will not help you any more make something sense, Nuer will afraid of you

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  • 13 August 11:58, by Rami Tot

    Snipper and likes
    When you Dinka will understand? Your fake coup was rejected by whole world you instigated the killing and covering it with fake coup attempt looooool by the way the nuer were killed by you first of all before covering it the world will need justification for killing innocent first then you terrify nuer that will not help you any more make something sense, Nuer will not afraid of

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    • 13 August 12:10, by Malakal county Simon

      Rami mitot

      Do not waste your valuable time with these orphans/lost boys and alcoholic like their foolish president!!!!

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      • 13 August 13:32, by Gangura

        Wani Igga is vry sick and i think this guy called Wani Igga will soon die because I know Machar is coming to power vry soon and he will not accept primitive people like Wani and Makue Lueth because all what they suports is sensless, why can they speak the trues? him Wani went to Yambio and released all sick statement but still he want to continue. soon we will have no Wani and Makue

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