South Sudan’s parties to the revitalized peace agreement have agreed on power sharing at the state and local government levels. The deal was signed and announced on Monday.
According to a document seen by Abyei FM, the government, Sudan People Liberation Movement-In Opposition and Other Political Parties shall appoint 3 deputy state governors each.
While South Sudan Opposition Alliance will have one. Each state government will have 17 ministers shared as 9 for the government, 5 for SPLM-IO, 2 for SSOA and 1 for OPP.
Among ten state speakers, 5 shall be from the government, 3 from SPLM-IO, 1 from SSOA and 1 from OPP. Out of 51 members of parliament for the ten states, 28 shall Salva Kiir’s appointees. 14 shall come from Dr. Machar’s party 5 from SSOA and 4 from OPP.
The revitalized peace agreement gives 55 percent to the government, 27 to SPLM-IO, 10 percent to SSOA and 8 percent to Other Political Parties.
The deal also left the appointment of town Mayors to the hands of the state governors. Each state assembly shall have two chief whips; 1 for the government and 1 for the opposition.