National Legislative Assembly (South Sudan)

Transitional National Legislative Assembly
Type
Type
History
Founded2011
Leadership
Speaker
Jemma Nunu Kumba, SPLM
since 2 August 2021
First Deputy Speaker
Nathaniel Oyet, SPLM-IO
since 2 August 2021
Clerk
Makuc Makuc Ngong, SPLM
Structure
Seats550
Political groups
SPLM (332)

SPLM-IO (128)
SSOA (50)
Independents (30)

Former detainees (10)
Elections
Last election
Sudanese general election, 2010 (elections to predecessor body)
Meeting place
Ministries Complex
Juba
South Sudan

The Transitional National Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the Transitional National Legislature of South Sudan.

Composition

2011–2016

Following independence in 2011, 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.

2016–2021

As a result of a peace agreement that came into effect in 2015, the National Legislative Assembly was reconstituted as the Transitional National Legislative Assembly with 400 members. The membership is as follows:

  • 332 members of the former National Legislative Assembly
  • 50 members representing the armed opposition
  • 17 members representing other parties and groups
  • 1 member representing former detainees

2021–present

As a result of a peace agreement that came into effect in February 2020, a new Transitional National Legislative Assembly with 550 members was nominated in May 2021. The membership is as follows:

Speakers of the National Assembly

Name Took office Left office Notes
James Wani Igga 2011 August 2013
Manasseh Magok Rundial August 2013 4 August 2016
Anthony Lino Makana 4 August 2016 8 December 2019
Obuch Ojok 16 December 2019 May 2021
Jemma Nunu Kumba 2 August 2021 Incumbent

Role

The Transitional National Legislative Assembly exercises the following functions:

  • 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.

See also


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