National Assembly of Sudan

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The National Assembly of the Republic of Sudan

المجلس الوطني السوداني
5th National Assembly
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Political groups
     National Congress (323)

     Democratic Unionist Party (25)
     Democratic Unionist Party (Jalal al-Digair) (15)
     Other minor parties (44)

     Independent (19)
Mixed member majoritarian (First past the post for 213 seats, proportional representation for 213 seats, 128 of which are reserved for women)
Last election
13–16 April 2015
Last election
April 2020
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Coordinates: 15°37′03.5″N 32°29′15.7″E / 15.617639°N 32.487694°E / 15.617639; 32.487694

The National Assembly (Arabic: المجلس الوطني السوداني‎, Al-Maǧlis al-Waṭaniy) is the lower house of the National Legislature of Sudan. The Legislature was previously unicameral. The upper house is the Council of States (Majlis Welayat).

Current composition[edit]

The current session was elected in 2015.

Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Congress 4,321,901 83.4 323
Democratic Unionist Party 249,768 4.8 25
Democratic Unionist Party (Jalal al-Digair) 137,265 2.6 15
Other parties 475,185 9.2 44
Independents 19
Invalid/blank votes
Total 5,184,119 100 426
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Adam Carr Sudan News Agency

2010-2015 session[edit]

Sudan was previously in a 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 National Assembly consisted of 450 appointed members who represent the government, former rebels, and other opposition political parties. The National Assembly, whose members were appointed in mid-2005 replaced the latest elected parliament. All members of the National Legislature serve six-year terms. Article 117 of the Interim Constitution called for the 450 members of the National Assembly to be appointed according to the following power-sharing formula:[2]

National Congress Party (52%)

  • 49% to northerners

Other Arab political parties (14%)

Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (28%)

  • 28% to southerners

Other Black political parties (6%)

Ahmed Ibrahim El-Tahir, an NCP MP has been the Speaker of the Interim National Assembly since 2001.[3] Hassan Abdallah al-Turabi was the previous speaker from 1996 until he stripped of the post and placed under arrest after a falling out with President Omar al-Bashir. Mr. Atem Garang of the SPLM is Deputy Speaker.[4]

Composition of the National Assembly following the 2010 election[5] and the independence of South Sudan.[6]

Party 2010 Election Results Following independence of South Sudan
National Congress Party (NCP) 323 316
Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) 99 8
People's Congress Party 4 4
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) 4 4
Federal Umma Party 9 3
Umma Party for Reform and Development 2 2
Democratic Unionist Party - Origin 2 0
Sudan People's Liberation Movement - Democratic Change 2 0
Umma Collective Leadership 1 1
National Umma Party 1 1
Umma Party 1 1
Muslim Brotherhood 1 1
Independents 3 3
Vacant 4 8
Total 450 354


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