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South Sudan independents rattle ex-rebels in poll campaign focus 03/23/2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

South Sudan independents rattle ex-rebels in poll campaign



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03/23/2010


BENTIU — Shouting and dancing, thousands of supporters of south Sudan’s rebel turned ruling party waited two days in the blazing sun to see their presidential candidate Salva Kiir.

"We want him to stay as president of the south," said former guerrilla fighter Peter Kwong, at the election rally for the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) in Bentiu, the capital of Unity state.

"He was a strong army leader who was never afraid of the fight against the north," said Kwong, referring to the 22-year long civil war that ended five years ago.

But the flag-waving supporters in the crowded stadium left deeply disappointed...
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