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July 2, 2018 (JUBA) — South Sudanese parliament Monday has started a debate on a constitutional amendment bill extending President Salva Kiir’s mandate for additional three years.

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South Sudanese MPs stand during a parliamentary session in Juba on 31 August 2011 (AFP)

In a speech to the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA), Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Paulino Wanawilla Unango indicated that the bill extends the term of President Kiir, his deputies and the parliament to July 2021

The extensions will enable President Kiir and the parliament to rule the country during the transitional period and avoid a constitutional vacuum in the country.

During the past months, South Sudanese officials threatened that if no agreement was reached through the IGAD brokered process, the government would organize new presidential elections and brush aside the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement.

The government and the different opposition groups pledged last week in a declaration signed in Khartoum to settle the outstanding issues in the governance and security arrangements chapters of 2015 peace agreement.

The Constitutional Amendment Bill 2018 will be discussed by the TNLA committee of legislation. Once the deliberations are completed, the legislative assembly is expected to endorse it.

This is not the first time the parliament of 2011 vote such bill.

In March 2015, South Sudanese lawmakers passed a constitutional amendment extending for more three years president Salva Kiir’s mandate in office.

(ST)

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  • 2 July 22:33, by Eastern

    That’s no point for discussions, fools...! Kiir already has the key to remain supreme ad nauseam, why should a useless rubber stamp discuss anything? Are South Sudanese running out of ideas?

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    • 3 July 07:33, by Midit Mitot

      Juba idiots are really working hard to finish these citizens, how can you having a spirit of extended your blind parliament that has no voice as a nation/country Parliament?

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      • 3 July 07:53, by Midit Mitot

        As South Sudan citizens, we need a comprehensive change, we don,t want your fake accommodation that you are doing for yourselves.

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    • 3 July 08:00, by South South

      Eastern,
      Either you are reading this idea of extend Kiir’s term for 3 more years or you have no clue on how to bring peace or fight the war. This idea of extending Kiir’s term means one thing, accept peace and all of us will go with what is in the peace agreement or our new term for presidency is in our hands and our country will move on.Rebels can cry as the want after that.

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      • 3 July 10:41, by jubaone

        South South
        The Kiirminal doesn’t know what to do and doesn’t know where to go after his term is over. In jiengeland, he hasn’t built a residence to then retire. He’s a "nut" unfit for the country, his family and for himself as a person. He is the greatest "misfortune" SS has had. Just don’t know whether he has any value to his parents at all other than as a rapacious thief and useful idiot.

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        • 3 July 12:50, by South South

          Jubaone,
          Our plan A is peace for South Sudanese, but if rebels are reluctant to accept peace, plan B, Kiir’s for more 3 years is in our hands. Make it or break it.

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        • 3 July 12:50, by South South

          Jubaone,
          Our plan A is peace for South Sudanese, but if rebels are reluctant to accept peace, plan B, Kiir’s for more 3 years is in our hands. Make it or break it.

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          • 3 July 17:41, by jubaone

            South South
            You can make it, but we will break it. We won’t allow the jienge republic to sustain at the expense of the rest and the only logical conclusion is, break this worthless jienge republic and we as Equatorians go our own way. Again, whether in 2, 5, 10 or 100 yrs, kokora or Equatexit is the only solution. Swallow it or spit it. That is your jienge business. Case closed. Next

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          • 3 July 17:44, by jubaone

            South South
            Jienges can’t plan let alone meticulous thinking. Speaking of plan A or B is ludicrous and stupid. Just eat, sleep and shit. Had jienges any plans, we would be seeing wonders of human development in jiengeland. Sorry, just shut up.

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  • 2 July 22:48, by Eastern

    Let Kiir’s MPigs decide anything that suits them; but the moment of reckoning is neigh.....! ,

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    • 2 July 23:07, by Games

      Eastern
      Salva Kiir is just signed his own deaths certificate in Khartoum recently. All those fakes noises from Juba Parliament are nothing. This country can not afford to extend Salva Kiir term for another three years. The guy is ruined the lives of so many people and he has to go, even if it means to be given to another educated Dinka, like Nhial Deng

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    • 3 July 10:35, by jubaone

      Eastern
      Parliamentarians discussing what? This is the most stupid and absurd idea ever. A worthless parliament whose functions have been hijacked by jienge criminal enterprise jce. That is a mockery. These parliamentarians could ad well sleep at home, keep quiet and just shut up. The Kiirminal can have even 50 yrs and won’t do anything. From nothing comes nothing.

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      • 3 July 12:36, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Jubaone,

        What do expect from appointees of Savage Kiir to do? They are cornered by events that are happening in the world right now. Fear of loss of jobs and imprisonment for their treacherous deeds made them to illegally think of this rubbish. Time is getting them soon. The sooner the better for these idiots. They are there for their stomachs and nothing else.

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  • 3 July 01:43, by Dinka-Defender-General

    South Sudan’s MPS please do not extending P. Kiir terms. He already served and finished his terms. No more terms for P. Kiir if you want peace in South Sudan. Do not get me wrong, I love P. Kiir, but he cannot control these wild generals who are terrorizing the country and the citizens. Why do you want to extend his term? We want peace and stability in South Sudan, P. Kiir and Machar are not makin

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    • 3 July 07:54, by South South

      Dinka-Defender-General
      Extending Kiir term at this time is going for peace, how? Ok, is there is peace, them drop the new term and go with what peace peace says, if rebels jump up and down, them implement the new term of presidency and the country move on.this is an excellent thinking of our parliament. I love peace, but if we cannot get it soon, our country cannot be held down by rebels, we have

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      • 3 July 08:02, by South South

        Correction: if there is peace, then drop

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    • 3 July 08:48, by Midit Mitot

      Dinka- Defender,

      You are absolutely right, P Kiir need to take rest at home so that young talented person can fill the gap, this presidency is not a Kingdom. If Kiir term would be extended to another three years,then Khartoum declaration is nothing.

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  • 3 July 02:57, by One people

    President Salva Kiir will stay in that office until Riek Machar is deleted from this world first, but if president Kiir got deleted first, than Michael Makuei Lueth or Dr. James Wani or Martin Elia Lomuro to rule our country, or JCE can nominate a president for our country, until Riek is out, than people can go and vote for president

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    • 3 July 05:31, by Games

      One people
      You are not helping at all, first, Salva Kiir has failed to deleted Machar in 2013. Second, Salva Kiir term is expiring in August and even if you JCE are going to extend him, it will be an illegal. Thus, the Oppositions groups would have upper hands for reasons to fighting for. Widely, open that your unuse thicking brain to reason like a human

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    • 4 July 01:26, by dinkdong

      That’s exactly what Kiir dreamt about - so that his time in office could be extended without any competition. More like a dictatorship.

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  • 3 July 04:07, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    They have now struck a deal with Jallaba to loot South Sudanese oil. Now they think they can hang in for more three years of maladministration through the fake Jallaba Khartoum Peace Agreement which is dishonoured right now in Kajo Keji, Upper Nile and Bentiu thinking the world is not watching their treachery. It is about to catch them for punishment.

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    • 3 July 07:48, by South South

      Kurt,
      Peace and stability is very important in our country. Peace will come when our leaders are honest about peace. Don’t you dare about international community. Many rebels rushed to bushes and sent their families to refugee camp thinking that international community will fight for them, that’s not going to happen.

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  • 3 July 04:40, by Paul

    Having witness the failure of the country under his presidency, shouldn’t he be setting a tune of reconciliation and fairness by allowing the presidential election to be conducted in within 1 year’s time? What is going to change the current situation by extending his presidency for another 3 years? Some people have no cognitive and social conscience for sure!!

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  • 3 July 08:17, by Kush Natives

    South South,
    I agree with you totaly 120%! Rebels elected president Kiir again for the 3rd time, no doubt. Refusing peace in South Sudan by rebels is a term for president Kiir itself. I think rebels need a great help in order for them to understand how things work. Now, they’re running their dirty mouth like they know what they’re doing. Kiir will not leave the seat till we accept peace period.

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    • 3 July 09:11, by Midit Mitot

      Prophylactic, Kiir will die on seat sooner, then first vice president Dr Machar will take over, those who would not comply with him should hang themselves before 2020, otherwise time has come.

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      • 3 July 09:36, by Malakal county Simon

        More years for unwanted president, It’s simply meant more war/more deaths!! If sons and daughters of South Sudan love peace and love their country, they should simply reject this isea because majorities are fade up with the same guy....

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    • 3 July 10:23, by Games

      Kush Natives
      Extending Salva Kiir term and Machar out.. Let the war continue and see who will be distressing lots

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  • 3 July 10:07, by Games

    We hear all these so many times and reverse their unthinkable decision within a day or two. After 27 of August this year, South Sudan will be indexed as a country without central government or at least Salva Kiir is still keeping his own words that came out from his mouth in front of Al-Bashir and M7 in Khartoum that he will work with Machar as VP after the Nairobi rounds

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  • 3 July 14:43, by Bil bany

    J1 ’s MPs are absolutely stupid enough,for what purpose would they extending kiir ’s term for more three years

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    • 3 July 17:50, by Kuch

      It makes no damn different at all. Three more damn years to foolish & stupid Salva Kiir and his bunch of lowly informed hench men? Why did the fool & a coward failed to Kill Mr. Riek Machar after his third J1 misadventure in 2016? For some South Sudanese with a gist of what is being toyed over our country & our people by the countries some of our lowly informed idiots often called our allies>>>

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      • 3 July 17:59, by Kuch

        Since the rise of the SPLM/A in early 1980th. Our SPLA used to get our arms & munitions from countries like Algeria, Libya, ethiopia under Mengistu, China, Russia & training from countries of Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia and other countries. And the US & her allies were against this. The US & her allies armed Jaffer Neimeri & the subsequent governments in Khartoum to stop the SPLM/A marched>>>

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        • 3 July 18:07, by Kuch

          to Khartoum. But when the SPLM/A marched to Khartoum was inevitable, the US & her allies tabbed the their Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe & bunch of their other puppets to stage their 1991 coup in Anasir against Mr. John Garang & the SPLM/A. Mr. John Garang was considered by some creeps in Washington, London, Khartoum, Wall Street or Khartoum at that time, to be someone unlikely to be>>>

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          • 3 July 18:15, by Kuch

            micro-managed with his SPLM/A by the so-called Western countries elites, who think, they wield power over their foolish African or their so-called third world countries. But Riek Machar or Lam Akol were likely to be micro-managed in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels or Khartoum and that is how the 1991 coup was created>>>>

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            • 3 July 19:03, by Kuch

              But my lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Mr. John Garang high ’intelligent & maneuverability’ brought back the SPLM/A from the 1991 & seek helped from the US evangelicals & other friendly countries. But Mr. John Garang was even coerced by the evil corporate America, the UK & their allies during the then ’SPLM vs NIF peace negotiations’ in Machakos or Nairobi>>>>

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              • 3 July 19:32, by Kuch

                and Naivasha, which eventually end in the 2005 Comprehensive peace Agreement (CPA) and our eventual independence of our country in 2011. But our arch enemies, of the UK, the US & allies in between were the one who were so vociferous with their then piece of propaganda "one country, two system">>>

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  • 4 July 00:43, by lino

    What?! Another extension! Buckle up people; the economy will be worst and most of citizens will be refugees soon!🤮🤮🤮🤪😜

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