South Sudan

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Transitional National Legislative Assembly

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
National Legislature
Chamber name
Al-Majlis Al-Tachirii (Transitional National Legislative Assembly)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliament is in transitional status Parliament is in a transitional status, pending the establishment of a new full-fledged parliament.

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2012
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group


Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly
Ubuch Ujwok Akuo (Male)
See historical data for this field.

Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Makuc Makuc Ngong (Male)


Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
Note on the statutory number of members
Appointed members:
68 members, newly appointed for a transitional period. They comprise:
- 50 representatives of the South Sudan Armed Opposition;
- 1 former detainee; and
-17 representatives of political parties.

332 members of the National Legislative Assembly. The Assembly was established in August 2011, following the proclamation of South Sudan's independence on 9 July 2011. The members comprise:
- 170 former members of the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly;
- 96 former members of the Sudanese National Assembly.
The term of the 332 members has been extended to last for the duration of the transitional period.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
28.46% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
See historical data for this field.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
26,404 See historical data for this field.


Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.


Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.

Number of reserved seats, by group

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Ensuring that women represent at least 25% of in legislative and executive bodies