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Sudan

Sudan Government Stats

Summary:

Omar Bashir came to power in a coup and faces war crimes charges

Definitions

  • Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted.
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  • Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Administrative divisions 17 states (wilayat, singular - wilayah); Al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea), Al Jazira (Gezira), Al Khartoum (Khartoum), Al Qadarif (Gedaref), An Nil al Abyad (White Nile), An Nil al Azraq (Blue Nile), Ash Shimaliyya (Northern), Gharb Darfur (Western Darfur), Janub Darfur (Southern Darfur), Janub Kurdufan (Southern Kordofan), Kassala, Nahr an Nil (River Nile), Sharq Darfur (Eastern Darfur), Shimal Darfur (Northern Darfur), Shimal Kurdufan (Northern Kordofan), Sinnar, Wasat Darfur (Central Darfur) 2013
Capital city > Geographic coordinates 15 36 N, 32 32 E 2008
Capital city > Name Khartoum 2011
Constitution previous 1998; latest (interim) adopted 6 July 2005, effective 9 July 2005 2013
Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address P.O. Box 699, Kilo 10, Soba, Khartoum; APO AE 09829 2013
Executive branch > Cabinet Council of Ministers appointed by the president(formerly the National Islamic Front or NIF) dominates al-BASHIR's cabinet 2013
Executive branch > Chief of state President Umar Hassan Ahmad al-BASHIR (since 16 October 1993) 2013
Executive branch > Head of government President Umar Hassan Ahmad al-BASHIR (since 16 October 1993) 2013
Government type Federal republic ruled by the National Congress Party the (NCP), which came to power by military coup in 1989; the CPA-mandated Government of National Unity, which since 2005 provided a percentage of leadership posts to the south Sudan-based Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), was disbanded following the secession of South Sudan. 2013
Judicial branch Constitutional Court of nine justices; National Supreme Court; National Courts of Appeal; other national courts; National Judicial Service Commission will undertake overall management of the National Judiciary 2012
Legal system Based on Islamic law 2014
Legislative branch bicameral National Legislature consists of a Council of States 2011
Political parties and leaders Democratic Unionist Party or DUP [Hatim al-SIR]
Democratic Unionist Party-Original or DUPO
Muslim Brotherhood or MB
National Congress Party or NCP [Umar Hassan al-BASHIR]
Popular Congress Party or PCP [Hassan al-TURABI]
Sudan People's Liberation Movement or SPLM
Sudan People's Liberation Movement for Democratic Change or SPLM-DC [Lam AKOL Ajawin]
Umma Party or UP
Umma Federal Party or UFP
Umma National Party or UNP
Umma Reform and Development Party or URDP
Umma Collective Leadership Party or UCLP
2013
Political pressure groups and leaders Umma Party [SADIQ Siddiq al-Mahdi]
Popular Congress Party or PCP [Hassan al-TURABI]
Democratic Unionist Party [Muhammad Uthman al-MIRGHANI]
Darfur rebel groups including the Justice and Equality Movement or JEM [Jabril IBRAHIM and other factional leaders] and the Sudan Liberation Movement or SLM [various factional leaders]
2013
Suffrage 17 years of age; universal 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

Citation

"Sudan Government Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Sudan/Government

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