South Sudan to postpone presidential elections due in 2015, president says

by Reuters
Monday, 12 May 2014 13:48 GMT

JUBA, May 12 (Reuters) - President Salva Kiir said South Sudan will postpone presidential elections scheduled for 2015 as the country's warring factions will need time to reconcile, with a new poll possibly taking place as late as 2018.

Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, who was sacked as Kiir's deputy in July 2013, signed a new ceasefire agreement in Ethiopia on Friday and said they would hold further talks about forming an interim government to end nearly five months of bloodshed.

That plan got off to a shaky start as both sides swiftly accused each other of violating the truce. (Editing by John Stonestreet)

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