Taha and Kiir meet to discuss CPA, border demarcations & April's elections

31 January 2010 (Miraya FM)

The Vice President of the Republic, Ali Osman Taha (photo left), began closed door meetings with the First Vice President of the Republic, President of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Salva Kiir Mayardit, in Juba on Sunday. The meetings will discuss outstanding issues pertaining to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), boarder demarcations and April's elections. Vice President Taha was received at Juba airport by the Vice President of GoSS, Dr Riek Machar, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr Luka Biong, together with leading members of the National Congress Party (NCP). 

For his one day scheduled visit to Juba, Vice President Taha is accompanied by Security Advisor to the President, Lt General Salah Gosh, Governor of South Kordofan State, Ahmed Mohamed Haroum, and Professor Ibraheim Khandour.

Earlier, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) had threatened to boycott parliamentary elections and in both Abyei and South Kordofan States, unless that 30% of parliamentary seats are allocated to southerners.

SPLM representative in South Kordofan have also demanded amendments to the State's geographical constituencies. 

SPLM spokesperson in the State, Mohamadeen Ibrahim, has threatened to hold the State's High Elections Committee responsible for any insecurity that might occur.


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