South Sudan

Transitional National Legislative AssemblyCouncil of States

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 (Législature nationale)
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

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly
Speaker
Jemma Nunu Kumba (Female)
Year of birth
1966
Term
02.08.2021
Additional information
Elected on 2 Aug. 2021.
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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.
Clerk
Secretary General
Makuc Makuc Ngong (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
550
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Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed
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Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
550
Note on the statutory number of members
550 members appointed by the President of the Republic.
- Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU): 332 members;
- Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO): 128 members;
- South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA): 50 members;
- Other Political Parties (OPP): 30 members;
- Former Detainees (FDs): 10 members.
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Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
550
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
372
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
178
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
32.36% 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.
650 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
11,882
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
18,280 See historical data for this field.

Age

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

Women
83
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Ensuring that women represent at least 25% of in legislative and executive bodies