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President Salva Kiir reconstitutes parliament

President Salva Kiir. File Photo

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has reconstituted the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) as part of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.

In a presidential decree broadcast on national television on Monday evening, Kiir appointed 550 representatives from all the parties to the 2018 peace agreement and also gave the allocation proportions for member parties.

The creation of a new legislative body was part of an agreement signed in September 2018 between Kiir and the then-Vice President Riek Machar, now the first Vice President in the unity government.

The governing transitional government has the majority as it has nominated 332 members, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) has 128 members and 50 members for the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA).

According to the peace accord, the Other Political Parties (OPP) has 30 representatives and 10 for the Former Detainees.

Under the peace deal, the Council of States was to be expanded to include 100 members, up from 50 members.

However, President Kiir is yet to reconstitute the Council of States.

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Xinhua

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