South Sudan

Country Data


Last updated

Sep, 2022

President/Head of StateSalva Kiir
Prime Ministern/a
Size of Cabinet41
National AssemblyTransitional National Legislative Assembly
Seats in NA550
Parties in NAn/a
Female MPs in NA28.91%
Term of National Assembly4 years
Term of President4 years
Number of NA Elections held1
Number of PE held1
Next General Elections2023

List of cabinet

Head of StatePresidentSalva Kiir Mayardit
First Vice PresidentRiek Machar
Second Vice PresidentJames Wani Igga
Third Vice PresidentTaban Deng Gai
Fourth Vice PresidentRebecca Nyandeng de Mabior
Fifth Vice PresidentHussein Abdelbagi Akol
Head of Governmentn/an/a
FinanceMinister of Finance and PlanningAgak Achuil Lual
ForeignMinister of Foreign Affairs and International CooperationMayiik Ayii Deng
DefenseMinister of Defense and Veterans’ AffairsAngelina Teny
HealthMinister of HealthElisabeth Acuei Yol
JusticeMinister of Justice and Constitutional AffairsReuben Madol Arol
AgricultureMinister of Agriculture and Food SecurityJosephine Joseph Lagu
Minister of Livestock and FisheriesOnyoti Adigo Nyikwac
EnergyMinister of PetroleumPuot Kang Chuol
Natural ResourcesMinister of MiningMartin Gama Abucha
Minister of Energy and DamsPeter Marcello Nasir
Minister of Water Resources and IrrigationManawa Peter Gatkuoth
EducationMinister of Higher Education, Science and TechnologyGabriel Changson
Minister of General Education and InstructionAwut Deng Achuil
EconomyMinister of Trade and IndustryKuol Athian Mawien
Minister of InvestmentDhieu Mathok Diing
InteriorMinister of InteriorMahmoud Solomon Agook
Minister of National SecurityObuto Mamur Mete
MediaMinister of Information, Communication Technology, and Postal ServicesMichael Makuei Lueth
EnvironmentMinister of Environment and ForestryJosephine Napon Cosmos
LaborMinister of LaborJames Hoth Mai
OthersMinister of Cabinet AffairsMartin Elia Lomuro
Minister of Peace BuildingStephen Par Kuol
Minister of Parliamentary AffairsMary Nawai Martin
Minister of Presidential AffairsBamaba Marial Benjamin
Minister of Federal AffairsLasuba L. Wango
Minister of East African Community AffairsDeng Alor Kuol
Minister of Land, Housing and Urban DevelopmentMichael Chiangjiek
Minister of Wildlife, Conservation and TourismRizik Zachariah Hassan
Minister of Public Service and Human Resource DevelopmentBangasi Joseph Bakosoro
Minister of TransportMadut Biar Yel
Minister of Roads and BridgesSimon Mijok Mijak
Minister of Gender and Social WelfareAyaa Benjamin Warille
Minister of Humanitarian AffairsPeter Mayen Majongdit
Minister of Culture, Museums and National HeritageNadia Arop Dudi
Minister of Youth and SportsAlbino Bol Dhieu

Main political party

Name of partyFoundationTimes Elected to NATimes Won at NATimes Won at PE
Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)111

Last NA elections results

NA elections/Parties winning seatsSeats
The new Transitional National Legislative Assembly comprises 504 appointed members.n/a
South Sudan Opposition Alliance50
Other political parties30
Former Detainees10
Parties in NAn/a
Female MPs28.91%

Last Presidential elections results

Presidential elections  
Salva KirrSPLM92.99
Lam AkolSPLM-DC7.01
Total no of candidates2
Voter Turnoutn/a

Voting System

  • PE: President directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a 4-year term (eligible for a second term)
  • NA: Transitional National Legislative Assembly – 550 members; by appointment; 4-year term

Source: CIA World Factbook