At stake in this election:
- The office of President of Sudan
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 consisting of the Council of States with 50 seats and the National Assembly 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 50 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the National Assembly 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.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 36,918,193 (2010)
- Registered Voters: 16,281,841 (April 2010)
· Female Population: 17,994,934 (2010)
· Is Sudan a signatory to CEDAW: No
· Has Sudan ratified CEDAW: No
· Gender Quota: Yes
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 114 (National Assembly); 5 (Council of States) following the 2010 elections
· Human Development Index Position: 167 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)
· Is Sudan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
· Has Sudan ratified CRPD: Yes (24 April 2009)
· Population with a disability: 5,537,728 (est.)