South Sudan Politics

Curious about politics in South Sudan? This page may shed some light.

SOUTH SUDAN - President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Salva Kiir Mayardit
1st President of South Sudan
Assumed office
9 July 2011
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The now-defunct Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly ratified a transitional constitution shortly before independence on 9 July 2011. The constitution was signed by the President of South Sudan on Independence Day and thereby came into force. It is now the supreme law of the land, superseding the Interim Constitution of 2005. The constitution establishes a presidential system of government headed by a president who is head of state, head of government, and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.a It also establishes the National Legislature comprising two houses: a directly elected assembly, the National Legislative Assembly, and a second chamber of representatives of the states, the Council of States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sudan
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