South Sudan's peace implementation body discusses constitution ahead of elections

15 April
Flag and outline of South Sudan (photo credit: Gordon Johnson via pixabay)
Flag and outline of South Sudan (photo credit: Gordon Johnson via pixabay)
The high-level committee for the implementation of the 2018 peace agreement and the roadmap said it is discussing matters related to the constitution will be used in the December general elections. Addressing reporters shortly after the committees’ meeting in Juba, Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro, a member of the committee, said South Sudan needs a political decision on which constitution to use during the polls; hence, the committee will table the proposal to different stakeholders. “We can make recommendations to be presented to the stakeholders, the political parties, the civil society, faith-based groups, academia and all those concerned. We will conduct a conference to explain what we have done and then ask questions, including what the things that will take us to elections in 2024 are,” Dr Elia said. Dr. Elia, who is the cabinet affairs minister, said the point of discussion is whether to use the current transitional constitution, wait for a new constitution that is being written, or amend the current transitional constitution and use it in the polls.
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