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Kiir dissolves South Sudan and state parliaments

By James Gatdet Dak

April 30, 2010 (JUBA) – The President elect of the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan, General Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a presidential decree dissolving the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly and the ten states legislative assemblies.

Kiir issued the decree on Friday with effect from April 30, 2010.

The official spokesperson of the government, Paul Mayom Akech, minister of Information and Broadcasting said the dissolution of the assemblies was done in order to vacate the seats for the incoming elected parliamentarians.

Most of the parliamentary elections results have been announced. Others on party list and women list are expected to be announced by the week end.

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