14 Jul 2020

United Democratic Salvation Front

The UDSF was founded in 1997 after the signing of the Khartoum Peace Agreement between the central government and the South Sudan Independence Movement/Army (SSIM/A) led by Dr. Riak Machar Teny, who became the first chairman of the party and assistant to the President of the Republic. The UDSF was in fact the first legally established political party by former Southern Sudanese rebels since the beginning of the second civil war in 1983. It declared as its main objectives the pursuing of the right to self-determination for the people of the South and the democratization of the country’s system of governance. However, in 2002 Machar left the government arguing that it had failed to implement the peace deal. He was succeeded as UDSF’s chairman by Dr. Joseph Malual Dong, an engineer and then federal minister of aviation.

When the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 ended the war in the South, UDSF joined the Government of National Unity (GONU) and the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) with Dr. Malual taking over the federal Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.

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