Council of States (Sudan)

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The Council of States of the Republic of Sudan
مجلس الولايات السوداني
Secretary General
Seats distribution of the Council of States as of 2010
Political groups
     NCP (25)

     SPLM (21)

     Vacant (4)
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The Council of States (مجلس الولايات السوداني, Maǧlis al-Wilāyāt) is the upper house of the parliament of Sudan. Sudan is currently in an interim (transitional) period following the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on 9 January 2005 that officially ended the civil war between the Sudanese Government (based in Khartoum) and the southern-based Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) rebel group. The newly formed National Legislature, whose members were chosen in mid-2005, has two chambers. The Council of States (Majlis Welayat) has 50 members who are indirectly elected by state legislatures. All members of the National Legislature serve six-year terms.

Current composition[edit]

Composition of the Council after the 2010 election:[3]

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


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