Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly
|Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly|
|Preceded by||People's Regional Assembly|
|Succeeded by||National Legislature of South Sudan|
|Deputy Speaker||Daniel Awet Akot|
|Last election||Sudanese general election, 2010|
|Government of Southern Sudan|
The Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly was established in 2005 by the Interim constitution of the Southern Sudan 2005. Pending elections in 2010, all 170 members were appointed according to the following formula as per the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA): 70% of seats to SPLM, 15% to NCP, and 15% to other parties. The Assembly met in Juba, The capital of Southern Sudan and Central Equatoria State.
The last and arguably most historic sitting of the Assembly took place on 9 July 2011 at approximately 1.30 pm (Juba time) when the Declaration of Independence of South Sudan was read by the Rt. Hon. James Wani Igga, Speaker of the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly. It was read at an open parliamentary session (sitting number 27-2011) of the Assembly in front of a large assembled audience at the Dr. John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan.
Following the independence of the Republic of South Sudan, a new legislature was established in terms of the country's constitution. It together with the Council of States of South Sudan is the new National Legislature of South Sudan.
Members of the Legislative Assembly by party
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|Sudan People's Liberation Movement||SPLM||Dr. Ann Itto (for Southern sector)||112|
|National Congress||NCP||Riek Gai Kok (for Southern sector)||25|
|Union of Sudan African Parties 1||USAP 1||Joseph Ukel||7|
|Union of Sudan African Parties 2||USAP 2||James Elioba Sururu||4|
|United Democratic Sudan Forum||UDSF||N/A||4|
|South Sudan Democratic Forum||SSDF||Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro||4|
|United Democratic Front||UDF||Peter Abdrhaman Sule||4|
|Sudan African National Union||SANU||Dr. Toby Maduot||4|
|South Sudan Defense Force||SSDF||Paulino Matip Nhial||3|
|Sudan People's Liberation Movement - Democratic Change||SPLM-DC||Lam Akol||4|
- "The Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, 2005". Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. See also: "The Interim National Constitution of the Republic of Sudan, 2005". Sudan Embassy, Berlin, Germany.
- The Comprehensive Peace Agreement between The Government of The Republic of The Sudan and The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Sudan People's Liberation Army (from reliefweb.int)
- Government of Southern Sudan
- Broadcast of Declaration of Independence (part 1)
- Broadcast of Declaration of Independence (part 2)
- Sudan Vision "Are South Sudanese under GoSS Ready to Forgive, Reconcile and Coexist";