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National Assembly (Sudan)

The National Assembly of the Republic of Sudan
المجلس الوطني السوداني
5th National Assembly
Seats 354
Seats distribution of the 5th National Assembly
Political groups

     NCP (316)
     SPLM-N (8)
     DUP (4)
     PCP (4)
     Federal Omma (3)
     Democratic Union (2)
     Umma for Reform and Development (2)
     Muslim Brothers (1)
     Umma Party (1)
     National Umma Party (1)
     Umma Collective Leadership (1)
     Independents (3)

     Vacant constituency (8)
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The National Assembly (Arabic: المجلس الوطني السوداني‎, Al-Maǧlis al-Waṭaniy) is the lower house of the newly formed National Legislature of Sudan. The Legislature was previously unicameral. The upper house is the Council of States (Majlis Welayat). 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 National Assembly consists 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 calls 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 Al-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]

Current Composition

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 Paty (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


  1. ^ Ahmed Ibrahim El Tahir
  2. ^ Arab Parliaments: Sudan
  3. ^; Dec 18, 2008
  4. ^ The Government of Southern Sudan - "Atem, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly visits GoSS Mission Office in Cairo"; December 18, 2007
  5. ^ Composition of the Assembly by the IPU
  6. ^ The Present (5th) National Assembly:

External links

  • Official website
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