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
Leadership
Secretary General
Structure
Seats32[2]
Seats distribution of the Council of States as of 2010
Political groups
     NCP (25)

     SPLM (21)

     Vacant (4)
Length of term
5 years
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.[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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