Council of States (Sudan)

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The Council of States (مجلس الولايات السوداني, Maǧlis al-Wilāyāt) is the currently-dissolved upper house of the parliament of Sudan. It was formed in 2005 as part of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which establishment of bicameral National Legislature. The members are indirectly elected by state legislatures and serve five-year terms.

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The Council of States of the Republic of Sudan

مجلس الولايات السوداني
FoundedAugust 2005
DisbandedMay 2019 (dissolved)
Length of term
5 years
Last election
19 May 2015[2][3]
Meeting place
Omdurman, Sudan
Republic of Sudan Council of States

The National Legislature, which includes the Council of States,[4][5] was dissolved on 11 April 2019 following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir and his National Congress Party in a military coup.[6]

As part of the 2019 Sudanese transition to democracy, a Transitional Legislative Council is to be formed which will function as the legislature of Sudan until elections scheduled for 2022.[7]