Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Head of Government:
President Salva Kiir Mayardit


Government Name:
Republic of South Sudan
Adopted: 2011; Replaced the pre-existing 2005 Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan. The Constitution establishes a presidential system of government headed by a President who is Head of State, Head of Government, and the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
Government Type:
Presidential Republic
Republic of South Sudan Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of South Sudan

Index of Economic Freedom

There is no Index of Economic Freedom rating for South Sudan

Country Risk Rating

There is no Country Risk Rating for South Sudan

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

Head of state, head of government, and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

President is elected by direct popular vote.

5 years


Constitution provides for an independent judiciary.

Appointed by president.

Until dismissal by executive branch


Issuing resolutions and directives to guide all levels of government, overseeing national reconstruction, development and equitable service delivery in the states, and approving plans, programs and policies of the National Government.

Elected through popular vote.

4 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available


  1. ElectionGuide
  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets