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South Sudan

South Sudan Government Stats

Summary:

Salva Kiir has led the SPLM since 2005

Definitions

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  • Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days: Time required to start a business (days). Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Administrative divisions 10 states; Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Western Equatoria 2013
Constitution previous 2005 (preindependence); latest signed 7 July 2011 (Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, 2011) 2013
Country name > Conventional long form Republic of South Sudan 2013
Executive branch > Cabinet National Council of Ministers; appointed by the president and approved by a resolution from the Legislative Assembly 2013
Executive branch > Chief of state President Salva KIIR Mayardit (since 9 July 2011); Vice President James Wani IGGA (since 23 August 2013) 2013
Executive branch > Elections president elected by popular vote for a four-year term; election last held on 11-15 April 2010 (next to be held in 2015) 2013
Executive branch > Head of government President Salva KIIR Mayardit (since 9 July 2011); Vice President James Wani IGGA (since 23 August 2013) 2013
Flag description three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green; the red band is edged in white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side contains a gold, five-pointed star; black represents the people of South Sudan, red the blood shed in the struggle for freedom, green the verdant land, and blue the waters of the Nile; the gold star represents the unity of the states making up South Sudan 2013
Government type republic 2013
International organization participation AU, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOM, ITU, MIGA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UPU 2013
Judicial branch Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, High Courts, County Courts 2012
National symbol(s) African fish eagle 2013
Political parties and leaders Sudan People's Liberation Movement or SPLM [Salva KIIR Mayardit]
National Congress Party or NCP
Sudan People's Liberation Movement for Democratic Change or SPLM-DC [Sisto OLUR Erista]
2013
Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days 17 2013 84th out of 188
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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