Council of States (Sudan)

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The Council of States of the Republic of Sudan

مجلس الولايات السوداني
FoundedAugust 2005
Secretary General
Seats distribution of the Council of States as of 2010
Political groups
     NCP (25)

     SPLM (21)

     Vacant (4)
Length of term
5 years
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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.[3] 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.

Current composition[edit]

Composition of the Council after the 2010 election:[4]

Party Seats
National Congress Party (NCP) 25
Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) 21
vacant 4
total 50

Presidents of the Council of States[edit]

Position Took office Left office Notes
Ali Yahya Abdalla 31 August 2005 2009 - ? [5]
Adam Hamid Musa May 2010 2014 - ? [6]
Omer Suleiman Adam 1 June 2015 Incumbent [7]


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