Thursday, January 8, 2015

South Sudan: electoral body urges media to publicise Jun polls

South Sudan’s national elections commission has urged media houses in the country to effectively inform citizens about the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

The electoral body, in a press release extended to Sudan Tribune, said the country’s first post-independence will held on 30 June.

“The commission has been deliberating on the processes of the election in 2015 as stated in the constitution and National elections Act 2012,” partly reads the statement.

The vote, the commission said, will be conducted in accordance with section 15 (I) of the country’s National Elections Act 2012.

The electoral body cited several challenges it faces, urging government to provide basic needs required to aid the electoral process.

“All public is to be informed that elections is the only way for getting into power”, stressed the electoral commission’s statement.

The government of South Sudan has approved a $517 million for general elections.

(Sudan Tribune)

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