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Elections in Sudan gives information on election and election results in Sudan.

Sudan elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five year term by the people. Elections for the unicameral, 360-member National Assembly were last held in December 2000.

The country is currently in an interim (transitional) period following the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on 9 January 2005 that officially ended the civil war between the Sudanese Government (based in Khartoum) and the southern-based Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) rebel group. The newly formed National Legislature, whose members were chosen in mid-2005, has two chambers. The National Assembly (Majlis Watani) consists of 450 appointed members who represent the government, former rebels, and other opposition political parties. The Council of States (Majlis Welayat) has 50 members who are indirectly elected by state legislatures. All members of the National Legislature serve six-year terms.

Sudan is a one party dominant state with the National Congress in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

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2000 Presidential election

e • d  Summary of the 11 to 20 December 2000 Sudanese presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir - National Congress (Al Muttamar al Watani) 86.5
Gaafar Nimeiry -Alliance of the Peoples' Working Forces (Tahaaluf Quwa Alsha'b Al'amila) 9.6
Malik Hussain 1.6
Dr. AL-Samuel Hussein Osman Mansour - Liberal Democrats (Hizb AL-Demokhrateen AL-Ahrar) 1.0
Mahmoud Ahmed Juna 1.0
Source: SUNA

2000 Parliamentary election

e • d  Summary of 11 to December 2000 National Assembly of Sudan election results
Parties Votes % Seats
National Congress (Al Muttamar al Watani) . 355
Non-partisans . 5
Total   360
Source: Political Parties of the World

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