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Sudan

Republic of the Sudan

34,847,910 7

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

80.04%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of Government
President President Head of State
Council of States Majlis Welayat Upper House
National Assembly Majlis Watani Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Umar Hassan Ahmad al-BASHIR
  • Head of Government: President Umar Hassan Ahmad al-BASHIR
  • Assembly: Sudan has a bicameral National Legislature (Majlis Watani) consisting of the Council of States (Majlis Welayat) with 50 seats and the National Assembly (Majlis Watani) with 450 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system.
  • In the Council of States (Majlis Welayat) 50 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Majlis Watani) 450 members are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms.**

* Two members are elected by the legislature of each of 25 states.

** 60 percent of seats are elected by plurality vote in single-member districts. 15 percent of seats are elected under closed-list proportional representation. Multi-member constituencies correspond to states, and the threshold is 4 percent in each. Finally, 25 percent of seats are elected under closed-list proportional representation from lists that may contain only women. Again, the constituencies correspond to states, and the threshold is 4 percent in each. Following the secession of South Sudan, there are 354 members in the National Assembly.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Council of States 2010-04-11 - 16,281,841 -
National Assembly 2010-04-11 - 16,281,841 -
President 2010-04-11 10,114,310 16,281,841 62.12%
Referendum 2011-01-09 3,851,994 3,932,588 97.95%
Referendum 2011-01-09 - - -
President 2015-04-02 - - -
National Assembly 2015-04-02 - - -

Voter Turnout