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National Dialogue Conference votes on presidential term limits

In a bold opening move, the National Dialogue Conference has unanimously adopted a resolution that will pave the way for a 2 term limit to the South Sudanese presidency.

Under the resolution, each term will be 5 years.

The Conference has also voted to approve a federal system of governance.

The National Dialogue Conference commenced in Juba on Tuesday with the theme “come let’s dialogue, come let’s heal our nation”. More than 500 representatives of various communities, political parties and civic activist groups are participating in the 14 day project.

The initiative behind the dialogue was launched by President Salva Kiir in 2017, with the aim of bridging South Sudan’s divides.

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