Transitional Council of States
Deng Deng Akon, SPLM-IO
since 2 August 2021
First Deputy Speaker
Mary Ayen Majok, SPLM
since 2 August 2021
South Sudan Council of States 2021.svg
Political groups
  SPLM (46)

  SPLM-IO (27)
  SSOA (10)
  Independents (9)

  Vacants (8)
Meeting place
Ministries Complex
South Sudan

The Transitional Council of States is the upper house of the National Legislature of South Sudan. It was established in 2011 by the interim constitution of South Sudan 2011.[1]


Before 2021, the Council of States comprised all South Sudanese who were members of the Council of States of Sudan; and twenty representatives appointed by the President of South Sudan. The Council of States was dissolved in May 2021,[2] and a transitional council was reconstituted comprising 100 members appointed by Salva Kiir.[3]

Speakers of the Council of States

Name Took office Left office Notes
Joseph Bol Chan 5 August 2011 May 2021 [4]
Deng Deng Akon 2 August 2021 Incumbent [5]


The Council of States exercises the following functions:[6]


  1. ^ Dogga, Morris. "Council of States nominate new Deputy Speaker". Juba Monitor. Retrieved 2022-04-21.
  2. ^ "South Sudan: President Kiir Reconstitutes Council of States". PAN AFRICAN VISIONS. 4 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Who are the newly-appointed 100 members of the Council of States – Full list". Sudans Post. 4 July 2021.
  4. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: SOUTH SUDAN (Al-Watani), General information".
  5. ^ "South Sudanese Lawmakers Sworn into Office". 2 August 2021.
  6. ^ Art. 59 of the Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan