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Interim government without Kiir is ‘red line’

Author : | Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014

President Salva Kiir speaks at a past function | Credit | Eye Radio

President Salva Kiir has rejected the proposal of the SPLM- in Opposition to dissolve and reconstitute the cabinet to give equal representation in the interim government of national unity.

He told the Members of Parliament during an emergency sitting of the Assembly this morning that the two proposals by the SPLMA-In Opposition are a “Red line”.

“The dissolution of the National Legislature, Speaker sir, honorable members, I said in Addis Ababa, that it is a red-line and I’m very clear on this,” said Mr President.

“The members of this August House were elected by their constituencies to represent them in accordance with the transitional constitution of the Republic of South Sudan.

“And nobody on this earth will be allowed to dishonor their legitimacy.

‘Interim government without Salva Kiir is a red line too’

President Kiir also rejected another proposal by his former Deputy Dr. Riek Machar’s side to bring another person to be the president, in the interim government.

“They also plan, or at least, hope to constitute a transitional government without Salva Kiir.

“They want to bring somebody of their choice to be the president of that transitional government.

“Your excellence, that too, is a red line – political manipulations that are intended to compromise our constitution and potentially cause more problems to our people will not be allowed.”

Eye Radio was unable to establish the name that has been proposed by Dr Riek’s group.

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