South Sudan parliament has unanimously voted to extend the government mandate of incumbent President Salva Kiir by extra three years.
“The transitional constitution amendment bill number five for the year 2018 is hereby passed by the national legislature,” said Speaker Anthony Lino Makana.
The bill will most likely be signed into law by President Kiir.
This law will allow Kiir to remain in power until 2021 even as he is engaged in the latest round of regional peace negotiations with his former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar aimed at ending the four-year-old civil war.
Political analysts say this extension is a tough thorn that could affect the Peace efforts in the troubled South Sudan.