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Parliament elects new speaker

Author : Ayuen Panchol | Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

National Legislative Assembly in Juba, June 2013. Photo: Murray Olds/EyeRadio

The parliament has elected a new speaker.

After a unanimous vote this afternoon, Mr. Magok Rundial was appointed by the lawmakers.

“Nobody objected to it,” said Mayiik Ayii, a member of the National Legislative Assembly. “All the members that were present – over 200 MPs – supported him.”

Magok Rundial, who is a graduate of American University in Beirut, was once the governor of Unity state.

“He is a long serving civil servant,” Hon. Ayii added.

“He is a loyal member to the party.”

The parliament has also elected two deputy speakers: former governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal Mark Nyipuoc and Jasmin Samuel Adekaya, the former deputy chairperson for Mining and Petroleum committee in the parliament.

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