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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Joseph Bol Chan (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary General
Alalla Loro Younis (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
6
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
12% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
13
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
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
45
Number of women elected
5
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
10%

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
45
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
5
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Joseph Bol Chan (Male)
Date of election
05.08.2011

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women Parliamentarians' Caucus
(January 2007)
Notes
Appointment of the caucus' chairperson is rotational and elected according to the three greater regions of the country: Greater Bahr-el-Ghazel, Equatoria and Upper Nile.

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
-The national legislature of the women parliamentarians' caucus seeks to ensure gender sensitive laws, political processes and equality in resource allocation to improve the quality of life of women.
-The caucus gives women power to make decisions in the parliament on things regarding women.
-The caucus launched a strategic plan, to enhance women leadership and political participation in South Sudan.
-Work to increase women’s meaningful engagement in peace processes–to effectively resolve conflict and build stability in South Sudan, modelling an inclusive and responsive form of governance.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes