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S. Sudan Presidential Mandate Extension - Constitutional?

South Sudan’s presidential spokesman has denied accusations President Salva Kiir unilaterally extended his mandate for three additional years. Kiir’s mandate was officially scheduled to end on July 7, but presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny says parliament extended the leader’s mandate in March in accordance with the constitution. Critics say Kiir unconstitutionally extended his term with support from parliament. Rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar fighting the...

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