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National Legislative Assembly (South Sudan)


National Legislative Assembly (South Sudan)

National Legislative Assembly
Deputy Speaker
Seats 170
Seats distribution of the 1st National Assembly
Political groups

     SPLM (160)
     SPLM - DC (4)

     Independents (6)
Last election
Sudanese general election, 2010 (elections to predecessor body)
Meeting place
Ministries Complex
South Sudan
Government of Southern Sudan

The National Legislative Assembly was established in 2011 by the interim constitution of South Sudan 2005. It is one of the two chambers comprising the National Legislature of South Sudan.


The National Legislative Assembly comprises:

Members of the Council of Ministers who are not members of the National Legislative Assembly must participate in its deliberations but do not have the right to vote. Persons who wish to become members of the National Legislative Assembly must fulfill the eligibility requirements set down by the Constitution for membership of the National Legislature.


The National Legislative Assembly exercises the following functions:[1]

  • overseeing the performance of the National Government institutions;
  • approving plans, programmes and policies of the National Government;
  • approving budgets;
  • ratifying international treaties, conventions and agreements;
  • adopting resolutions on matters of public concern;
  • summoning Ministers to answer questions of members of the Assembly on matters related to their ministries;
  • interrogating Ministers about their performance or the performance of their ministries;
  • approving appointments as required by the Transitional Constitution or the law;
  • casting a vote of no confidence against the Vice President and any Minister;
  • enacting legislation to regulate the conditions and terms of service of the Judiciary and its oversight mechanisms; and
  • performing any other function as determined by the Transitional Constitution or the law.


  1. ^ Art. 57 of the Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan
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