South Sudan

Transitional National Legislative Assembly

Political system
Transitional system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Lower chamber
Transitional status
Yes

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2012
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly
Speaker
Jemma Nunu Kumba (Female)
Date of birth: 16 Jun 1966
Term
02 Aug 2021
Additional information

Elected on 2 Aug. 2021.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Makuc Makuc Ngong (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
550

Notes:

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.

Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed
Appointed members
550
Current number of members
550
Men
372
Women
178
Percentage of women
32.4%
Statutory number of members per country 
650
Population (in thousands)
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
No information available
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
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Women
83
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Ensuring that women represent at least 25% of in legislative and executive bodies

Sources: Constitution, art. 16 §4

Youth quota
No information available

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
No information available
List of members
No information available
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No