Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh

Overview

Government Name:
Republic of Sudan
Constitution:
Adopted: 1998; Constitution provides guiding principles for the state, describes the nation's freedoms and rights, and describes the responsibilities of the state and its citizens.
Government Type:
Federal Republic
Republic of Sudan Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Sudan

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

E
The highest-risk political and economic situation and the most difficult business environment. Corporate default is likely. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

Head of state, head of government and commander-in-chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces in a multi-party system.

President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system.

5 years

Judicial

Independent and obtained by the Constitutional Court.

Appointed by president.

Until dismissal by executive branch

Legislative

Vested in both the government and in the two chambers, the National Assembly (lower) and the Council of States (upper), of the bicameral National Legislature.

Council of States (Majlis Welayat) members are elected by indirect vote, and the National Assembly (Majlis Watani) members are elected by popular vote.

6 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

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

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/