SPLM proposes December presidential and gubernatorial elections, suggests delaying parliamentary elections

The SPLM proposes presidential and gubernatorial elections in December and suggests conducting parliamentary elections next year, sparking debate among signatories to R-ARCSS.

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The SPLM party has proposed presidential and gubernatorial elections in December and suggested conducting parliamentary elections next year, leaving a question to the parties signatory to R-ARCSS to decide whether to opt for General Elections or Executive Elections.

This proposal follows a meeting held by the SPLM leadership on February 6, 2024, where the SPLM working committee made a resolution.

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The party’s leadership said that the new census, permanent constitution, and the return of refugees, which have been cited as relevant factors for the elections, are merely being used to seek an extension of R-TGONU. The party believes these factors should not prevent the election, and if elected, the new government can address the unimplemented provisions of R-ARCSS.


Peter Lam, the SPLM Secretary, said in a statement that the preparations for elections will commence soon if the National Assembly approves the budget for the election institutions in the first week of April 2024.

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