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Sudan

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theCouncil of States

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
The National Legislature
Chamber name
Majlis Watani (National Assembly)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1955-01 to 1963-01
from 1966-01 to 1969-01
from 1973-01 to 1985-01
from 1987-01 to 1989-01
from 1992-01 to 2000-01
from 2001-01
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
Arab group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Ibrahim Ahmed Omer (Male)
Term
01.06.2015
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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.
Secretary General
Secretary general
Abdelgadir Abdallah (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
426
Note on the statutory number of members
30 per cent of seats are reserved for women.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
481
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
348
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
133
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
27.65% 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.
38,648
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
80,183 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Ahmed ali Husien (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
80
Oldest member
Al-Sharif El-Tuhami (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 6 22 28 57 123 54 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 56 Total >= 46: 238
Male 0 4 14 16 29 82 45 4 0 0 194
Female 0 2 8 12 28 41 9 0 0 0 100
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.04%1.36%0.68%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger9.52%6.12%3.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger19.05%11.56%7.48%
Members for whom data is available
294

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
Notes
30% of the seats in the lower chamber are reserved for women.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.