Council of States (Sudan)

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The Council of States of the Republic of Sudan

مجلس الولايات السوداني
Type
Type
History
FoundedAugust 2005
Structure
Seats32[1]
Length of term
5 years
Elections
Last election
1 June 2015[2]
Website
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The Council of States (مجلس الولايات السوداني, Maǧlis al-Wilāyāt) is the upper house of the parliament of Sudan. Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) caused establishment of bicameral National Legislature, whose members were chosen in mid-2005. The upper chamber is Council of States (Majlis Welayat), which had 54 members.[2] After the independence of South Sudan, the legislature was reduced to 32 members. The members are indirectly elected by state legislatures. Members serve five-year terms. The National Legislature, which includes the Council of States,[3][4] was dissolved on 11 April 2019 following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir and his National Congress of Sudan in a military coup.[5][6]

Current composition[edit]

Composition of the Council after the 2010 election:[7]

Party Seats
National Congress Party (NCP) 0
Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) 0
vacant 0
total 0

Presidents of the Council of States[edit]

Position Took office Left office Notes
Ali Yahya Abdalla 31 August 2005 2010 [8][9]
Maj-Gen. Adam Hamid Musa May 2010 2014 - ? [10][11]
Omer Suleiman Adam 1 June 2015 11 April 2019 [2][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: SUDAN (Majlis Welayat), ELECTIONS IN 2010". archive.ipu.org.
  2. ^ a b c "IPU PARLINE database: SUDAN (Majlis Welayat), General information". archive.ipu.org.
  3. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: SUDAN (Majlis Welayat), Full text". archive.ipu.org.
  4. ^ "IFES Election Guide - Elections: Sudan Parliament 2015". www.electionguide.org.
  5. ^ CNN, Sarah El Sirgany, Nima Elbagir and Yasir Abdullah. "Sudan's President Bashir forced out in military coup". CNN.
  6. ^ "Sudanese protesters reject army procedures, decide to continue sit-in - Global Times". www.globaltimes.cn.
  7. ^ Results by the Sudanese Election Commission Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Parlements". Inter-parliamentary Union. 29 April 2019 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ https://www.assecaa.org/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&catid=9&lang=en-GB
  10. ^ https://unmis.unmissions.org/sites/default/files/CPA%20Monitor%20July%202010.pdf
  11. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: SUDAN (Majlis Watani), ELECTIONS IN 2010". archive.ipu.org.
  12. ^ https://www.assecaa.org/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&catid=9&lang=en-GB

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