South Sudan Council of States 2018 voting live

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South Sudan Council of States 2018 Results Voting Live

South Sudan Council of States Dates 2018

South Sudan Council of States Date: 9 July 2018

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.South Sudan Council of States 2018 Voting live


South Sudan Council of States Voting Live 2018 

1.The Council of States was established in 2011 by the interim constitution of South Sudan 2011. It is one of the two chambers comprising the National Legislature of South Sudan.

2.Initiating legislation on the decentralized system of government and other issues of interest to the states and passing such legislation with the two-thirds majority of all representatives.

3.Monitoring the repatriation, relief, resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration of returnees and internally displaced persons, and reconstruction of disaster and conflict-affected areas.

Electoral system of South Sudan

The people of Southern Sudan overwhelmingly voted for self-determination in the January 2011 referendum that gave rise to the world’s newest state, the Republic of South Sudan. With 98% voting for secession, this seemed the yearning of a lifetime, thanks to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that made this democratic exercise possible, among a plethora of other provisions. As the six-year-old CPA that marked an end to Africa’s longest civil war pitting the Khartoum Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) lapses in July 2011, and formally giving way for the sovereigns in South Sudan to determine their future, the new political dispensation will pose opportunities, challenges and choices.

Candidates for Council of States


South Sudan Parties and leaders

  • African People's Progressive Alliance.
  • Sudan People's Liberation Movement.
  • Democratic Change.
  • Labour Party South Sudan – LPSS.
  • United Democratic Front.
  • South Sudan Democratic Forum.
  • Sudan African National Union.
  • South Sudan Liberal Party.

South Sudan past election results 

Candidate Party Votes %
  Salva Kiir Sudan People's Liberation Movement 2,616,613 92.99%
  Lam Akol Sudan People's Liberation Movement – Democratic Change 197,217 7.01%
Total 2,813,830 100.00%

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