Kiir reconstitutes EE, Warrap, Jonglei and NBG Legislative Assembly.
President Salva Kiir has reformed four additional state legislatures and selected members of parliament to represent the peace parties in parliament.
Kiir reformed the state assemblies of Eastern Equatoria, Warrap, Jonglei, and Northern Bahr el Ghazal in a series of Presidential orders announced on state-owned television Friday evening.
Kiir nominated speakers for the individual states, as well as all of their representatives, in separate decrees, with the exception of the deputy of the Eastern Equatoria legislative assembly.
They are Severino Maira Janus of the SPM-IG for the Eastern Equatoria legislative assembly, Maper Maper Maper of the SPLM-IO as speaker for Warrap, and Bona Bak Dhel of the SPLM-IG.
Apotho Ojulu Okoth of SPLM-IG deputized Amer Atieny Alier of SPLM-IO as speaker for Jonglei, and Achol William Amuoi of SPLM-IG as speaker for Northern Bahr el-Ghazal, deputized by Angelina Abraham Akon of SPLM-IO.
The total number of reconstituted state legislatures now stands at eight.
Kiir recently reconvened four legislative assemblies in the states of Upper Nile, Lakes, Western Equatoria, and Central Equatoria.
This implies that he still has to reassemble parliaments in two more states: Western Bahr el Ghazal and Unity States.
According to the renegotiated peace agreement, the SPLM will bear 55 percent of the duty at the state and local government levels, while the SPLM/A-IO will bear 27 percent, the SSOA would bear 10 percent, and the OPP will bear 8 percent.