National Legislature (Sudan)

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The National Legislature (Arabic: المجلس التشريعي السوداني‎, Al-Maǧlis al-Ttašriyʿiy) is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of the Sudan. It is composed of two chambers:

  • The Council of States (المجلس الولايات السوداني, Al-Maǧlis al-Wilāyāt) has 50 members who are indirectly elected by state legislatures.
  • The National Assembly (المجلس الوطني السوداني, Al-Maǧlis al-Waṭaniy) consists of 450 directly elected members.

All members of the National Legislature serve five-year terms.

The National Legislature was dissolved on 11 April 2019 following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir and his National Congress of Sudan in a military coup.[1][2] Its recent speaker Ibrahim Ahmed Omar was also placed under house arrest by 20 April 2019 as well.[3]

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  1. ^ CNN, Sarah El Sirgany, Nima Elbagir and Yasir Abdullah. "Sudan's President Bashir forced out in military coup". CNN.
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