Council of States (Sudan)

The Council of States of the Republic of Sudan
مجلس الولايات السوداني
Adam Hamid Musa[1], National Congress
Secretary General
Ali Jeragandy AL-Naeem, National Congress
Since 2013[2]
Seats 50
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

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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