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Warrap women elect leader after amending constitution

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July 21, 2013 (JUBA) – Women in South Sudan’s Warrap state on Saturday elected their new leader after a constitution was drafted and amended to guide the members.

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Warrap State in red. Contested Abyei region in pink.

Local leaders and delegates told Sudan Tribune that the newly passed constitution mainly outlined prerequisites for the elective position.

Rose Acindhel was elected the new chairperson of the group, during the exercise which drew representatives from all the six counties of Warrap, including the Abyei area which is contested with neighbouring Sudan.

She defeated Asunta Angong, an ex-member of Sudan’s ruling party (NCP), who joined the South Sudan’s governing party - Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) - prior to the 2011 referendum that led to the secession of the South.

A delegate, who attended the polls, described the environment in which the elections were conducted as “friendly and participatory”.

“It was a successful poll. I was actually one of the key observers from the start until when the results were finally announced on Friday,” said Deng Magok told Sudan Trib une from Warrap state’s capital, Kuacjok.

Akol Wek, a member of the state youth leadership commended authorities for showing interest and overseeing the exercise without disruptions.

He described Acindhel as a “very good, cooperative and responsible woman and someone he knows would work to rally behind women in the leadership of the new nation”.

Sudan Tribune was unable to reach the newly-elected women’s leader nor her main challenger for the position.

(ST)

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  • 22 July 2013 09:22, by Mayom County Boy

    Oh my God how can awoman is giving a whole country a message regarding wareness laws ?

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  • 22 July 2013 09:43, by Marco Bul

    Warrap women are more democrats than their men.Remember to replace Nyandeng Malek Dilic with another woman nxt tyme.

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    • 22 July 2013 12:29, by R@in Deng

      You don’t chance to your muma.

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  • 22 July 2013 17:00, by Awei-ngok

    Dear Warrap Citizens and South Sudanese at large,do you all know why Angong failed to win the elections even if she garnered much ground as some people claimed? She will never become elected again.She is an NCP in disguise.Her names are still in Khartoum’s payrolls.She is always at 12:30Am in the morning sends delicate intelligent information to NCP’SAF and the PDFs about Abyei,and whole S.Sudan.

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    • 22 July 2013 17:07, by Awei-ngok

      By nature,Angong Richard is a criminal that should have been arrested and tried at the Hague with her husband Bashir and many others in the NCP.How many people died at Grinti in Wau in the hands of Angong during Abugurun era-1987,and the 1998 food poisoning that left thousands of innocent South Sudanese dying after tasting those porridges prepared in the names of rescuing the starving populations?

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      • 22 July 2013 17:18, by Awei-ngok

        Finally but not the least,let us watch closely the activities of this divorcee (Angong) an ex-wife of Robert Mayuk.She is a threat to our national security and Warrap State in particular.I know she will never give up.We should make sure that her wishes for any political position are abhored always whenever noticed like this recent one.I thanked all the women voters who voted in favour of Acindhel.

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  • 22 July 2013 18:05, by Badi Malawi

    One day one time warrap state will be dominated by women imagine hw many women are now govt stakeholders in warrap more, but they are doing nothing

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