War-torn South Sudan's parliament extends president's term to 2018

March 24, 2015 10:02 PM

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War-torn South Sudan's parliament extends president's term to 2018

JUBA: South Sudan's parliament voted Tuesday to extend President Salva Kiir's mandate by three years, an official said, formally ditching any plans for elections this year in the civil war-torn country.

The move has been seen as going against peace efforts by regional mediators, who have been pushing President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar to share power in a transitional government.

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