Yielding the Matter to the Commission for Referendum
Article Twenty-six: The Commission holds a referendum regarding any matter proposed to it by the President or the National Council if agreed upon by consensus or a (50%+1) majority vote, for the reason of making a decision in any matter that reverberates the higher values or the national will or the public interests.
Referendum Procedures and Rules
1- The Commission shall determine the time of exhibiting the matter proposed for the referendum so that the public has sufficient time to become acquainted with it and discuss it,
2- Only people who are eligible for voting shall partake in the referendum,
3- Exhibiting the proposed matter shall be done in a period not exceeding sixty days from the day the Commission receives it according to rules specified by the Commission,
4- The Commission shall conduct the referendum and declare the results,
5- The proposed matter shall pass in a referendum if it wins the confidence of (50%+1) of the eligible voters,
6- Any matter approved by a national referendum shall have a status above the statute and shall only be revoked according to the rules of the constitution.
Membership of the National Assembly and the Provincial Assembly
Membership of the National Assembly
Article Twenty-eight: The National Assembly shall comprise of 360 deputy members elected according to the following:
a) 270 deputies voted directly from the National Circles,
b) 90 deputies voted by special voting and indirect voting in the following manner:
1- 35 female deputies elected by special voting from female voters, each deputy representing one province, except for the most inhabited three provinces where each province is represented by three deputies, and the next more inhabited three provinces where each province is represented by two deputies,
2- 26 deputies elected by special voting from voters from the scientific section in accordance with article 10(4) registered in each province, where each province is represented by one deputy,
3- 29 deputies elected by indirect voting from voters from the professional section in the following manner: – 11 deputies elected by members of the Workers’ Union General Conference nationally in Sudan; – 10 deputies elected by members of the Farmers’ Union General Conference nationally in Sudan; – 3 deputies elected by members of the Employers’ Union General Conference nationally in Sudan; – 5 deputies elected by members of the Shepherds’ Union General Conference nationally in Sudan.