What is the House of Nationalities?



In the House of Nationalities, all sixty-two ethnic communities of the South Sudan will be represented. In addition, distinct sections of geographically divided ethnic communities should be represented as separate entities in their own right.

This could mean that initially about ninety communities (see the list on the last page) would be represented in the House of Nationalities. Once fully established, the House of Nationalities will set up its own rules and procedures and will decide if additional communities should join the House of Nationalities.

The chairmanship of the House of Nationalities may rotate from one community to the next. The House of Nationalities will be independent of all political parties. It will not substitute a future Parliament, which will be elected by the people of the South Sudan. The political authorities will decide whether the House of Nationalities will be given any formal judiciary or legislative powers.




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