Council of States (Sudan)

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The Council of States of the Republic of Sudan

مجلس الولايات السوداني
FoundedAugust 2005
Length of term
5 years
Last election
1 June 2015[2]
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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]


  1. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: SUDAN (Majlis Welayat), ELECTIONS IN 2010".
  2. ^ a b c "IPU PARLINE database: SUDAN (Majlis Welayat), General information".
  3. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: SUDAN (Majlis Welayat), Full text".
  4. ^ "IFES Election Guide - Elections: Sudan Parliament 2015".
  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".
  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.
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  11. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: SUDAN (Majlis Watani), ELECTIONS IN 2010".
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