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Politics of South Sudan

In South Sudan, the type of government is a presidential republic. In South Sudan, the legislative power is vested in a National Legislature. The head of the government is Salva Kiir Mayardit. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in South Sudan lasts until 43466. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for South Sudan is 3.383. The strength of legal rights index for South Sudan is 2. Overall, it is considered to be rather weak - bankrupcy and collateral laws are unable to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders in case of credit-related complications; credit information, if any at all, is scarce and hardly accessible. In 2013, South Sudan received 1578 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 1088 USD.

Government

In South Sudan, the head of the government is Salva Kiir Mayardit. The government system of South Sudan is a presidential republic. In South Sudan, the legislative power is vested in a National Legislature; this is a Bicameral legislative body, and therefore a Bicameral National Legislature. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of South Sudan is -2.13. This indicates that the government of South Sudan is very ineffective. The government is unable to provide civil and public services for its citizens and has fostered a situation contributing to political and social unrest.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions South Sudan is a member of.

South Sudan is a member of the United Nations (UN). South Sudan is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when South Sudan became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances South Sudan is part of, click on South Sudan membership in international unions.

Freedom in South Sudan

With regard to political and civil freedoms, South Sudan is 3. Citizens in South Sudan experience little to no civil liberties and political rights. Citizens are not free to express themselves and do not enjoy political freedom or a representative government. Countries with this political situation are dangerous for investment, as an authoritarian government may have outsize control over economic matters. To read more about freedom level in South Sudan click on Freedom in South Sudan.