Lam Akol Ajawin, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC), spoke at Chatham House in London on 1 June 2012. The SPLM-DC opposed Salva Kiir's SPLM in South Sudan's elections last year.
Lam Akol made a number of provocative points. While the party system in South Sudan is a multi-party system, he said "it might not meet the standards of democracy that we are used to thinking about." He suggested that the unity of South Sudan should not be taken for granted. In the opinion of many South Sudan leaders, the political opposition is "anti-state" and they do not see it as a mirror for the government.
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