National Legislative Assembly (South Sudan)

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Transitional National Legislative Assembly
Obuch Ojok
since 16 December 2019
Last election
Sudanese general election, 2010 (elections to predecessor body)
Meeting place
Ministries Complex
South Sudan

The National Legislative Assembly was established in 2011 by the interim constitution of South Sudan 2005. It was reconstituted as the Transitional National Legislative Assembly in February 2020. It is one of the two chambers comprising the Transitional National Legislature of South Sudan.



Following independence in 2011, the National Legislative Assembly comprises:

Members of the Council of Ministers who are not members of the National Legislative Assembly must participate in its deliberations but do not have the right to vote. Persons who wish to become members of the National Legislative Assembly must fulfill the eligibility requirements set down by the Constitution for membership of the National Legislature.


As a result of a peace agreement that came into effect in February 2020, the National Legislative Assembly was reconstituted as the Transitional National Legislative Assembly with 400 members. [1] The membership is as follows:

  • 332 members of the former National Legislative Assembly
  • 50 members representing the armed opposition
  • 17 members representing other parties and groups
  • 1 member representing former detainees

Speakers of the National Assembly[edit]

Name Took office Left office Notes
James Wani Igga 2011 August 2013 [2][3]
Manasseh Magok Rundial August 2013 4 August 2016 [4][5]
Anthony Lino Makana 4 August 2016 8 December 2019 [6][5]
Obuch Ojok 16 December 2019 Incumbent [7]


The Transitional National Legislative Assembly exercises the following functions:[8]

  • overseeing the performance of the National Government institutions;
  • approving plans, programmes and policies of the National Government;
  • approving budgets;
  • ratifying international treaties, conventions and agreements;
  • adopting resolutions on matters of public concern;
  • summoning Ministers to answer questions of members of the Assembly on matters related to their ministries;
  • interrogating Ministers about their performance or the performance of their ministries;
  • approving appointments as required by the Transitional Constitution or the law;
  • casting a vote of no confidence against the Vice President and any Minister;
  • enacting legislation to regulate the conditions and terms of service of the Judiciary and its oversight mechanisms; and
  • performing any other function as determined by the Transitional Constitution or the law.

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Badiey, Naseem (2014). The State of Post-conflict Reconstruction: Land, Urban Development and State-building in Juba, Southern Sudan. ISBN 978-1-84701-094-0.
  3. ^ "Elections for speakership should be through secret ballot – nominee". May 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Johnson, Hilde F. (2016-06-09). South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to the Civil War. ISBN 978-1-78672-005-4.
  5. ^ a b " - thenationmirror Resources and Information".
  6. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: SOUTH SUDAN (Al-Majlis Al-Tachirii), General information".
  7. ^ "South Sudan's parliament endorses new speaker". Radio Tamazuj. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  8. ^ Art. 57 of the Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan