South Sudanese rebel chief Dr Riek Machar (left) and President Salva Kiir (in hat) in Addis Ababa for peace talks in August 2015. PHOTO | AFP
The four partners — the government, Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement-in Opposition (SPLM-IO), former detainees and other political parties — struck the deal on Thursday in a meeting held under the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) led by the former president of Botswana, Festus Mogae.
After four days of haggling, it was finally agreed on January 7 that the government will take 16 ministerial posts and SPLM-IO 10 while the former detainees and other political parties got two posts each.
The transition government is set for launch on January 22.