South Sudan warring factions disagree on ‘power sharing’ as IGAD demands ‘breakthrough’

Addis Ababa, January 31, 2015 (SSNA) — Rival factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) have failed to agree on the distribution of the power and asked IGAD for more consultations with their political bases.

IGAD agreed and asked the two sides to resume the negotiation tomorrow (Sunday).

IGAD has also asserted its influence by telling the two main adversaries, President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar to either find a breakthrough or they will not leave Addis Ababa.

Meanwhile the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) has learned that the Sudan people’s Liberations Movement-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) has rejected the recent IGAD proposal saying that the proposed power sharing document does not represent equal treatment of all parties.

In the meeting, the SPLM-IO asked IGAD to balance the percentages of the leadership proposal which initially gave Kiir 60%, 30% for the SPLM-IO, and 10% for former political detainees and other political parties.

The SPLM-IO further demanded that President Kiir and Dr. Machar factions be given 40% each, and 20% for former political detainees and other political parties.

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