Sudanese presidency resolves SPLM-NCP conflict in S. Kordofan

Nov 11, 2006 (Sudan Tribune)

Sudanese presidency settled a difference on the leadership of the legislative assembly between the two big partners in the government of national unity in South Kordofan.

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, First Vice President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice President Ali Osman Taha settled the differences on the chairmanship of the legislative council in South Kordofan.

According to the arbitrage, the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) shall assume the chairmanship of the assembly, while the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) shall assume the posts of deputy chairman and leader of the assembly.

State Minister at the Presidency, Telar Deng, said that the meeting affirmed commitment to the provision of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement stipulating that the chairmanship of the legislative council shall be held by the NCP and the Deputy Chairman for SPLM.

The SPLM also obtained in a political agreement reached in the meeting that SPLM shall hold the post of leader of the council.

Telar added that the President and his two deputies directed the legislative council to give priority after approving the constitution to the localities act.

He pointed out that the meeting discussed progress of the work of the National Commission for Constitutional Revision by approving of the bills on acts of the national commission of the civil service and political parties prior to presenting them to the Council of Ministers and the National Assembly.

The state minister said the meeting heard a briefing from the First Vice President on his recent visit to Britain and another report on the security situations in the south, pointing out that the meeting underscored the progress made in the implementation of the security and military arrangements protocol.


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