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Abyei Referendum Act (English)

Abyei Referendum Act (English)

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Abyei area Referendum Act 2009. The National Legislature, 9th Session.
Abyei area Referendum Act 2009. The National Legislature, 9th Session.

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Published by: Sudan North-South Border Initiative on Nov 04, 2010
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In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful
ABYEI AREA REFEREDUM ACT 2009
DISCLAIMER: This translation has not yet been certified by the Ministry of Justice as theofficial English translation of the original Arabic text. The Arabic text adopted bythe National Legislature and signed by the President on 31 December 2009,should prevail over this translation as the sole official text. This translation was carried out by using, whenever similar, the official Englishtranslation of the National Election Act of 2008 and of the Southern SudanReferendum Act 2009.
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In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
National AssemblyLegislationThe National Legislature9
th
SessionABYEI AREA REFERENDUM ACT 2009
Pursuant to the provisions of the Interim Constitution of the Republic of theSudan (2005), the National Legislature adopted the following Act, which issigned by the President of the Republic:
CHAPTER ONEPreliminary ProvisionsTitle and Commencement
1.
 This Act shall be cited as
“Abyei Area Referendum Act 2009”
andshall come into force as from the date of signature.
Definitions2.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
“Referendum”
Means the process of taking the opinionsof the residents of the Abyei Area inaccordance with the provisions of theConstitution and this Act,
“Secretariat General”
Means the Secretariat General of theAbyei Area Referendum Commissionprovided for under Section 18 of this Act,
“Registration Card”
Means the registration card issued by theAbyei Area Referendum Commissionwhich proves registration in thereferendum register,
“Ballot”
Means the ballot paper issued by theAbyei Area Referendum Commission toenable the voters to exercise their rightto referendum
“Information Programme”
Means the referendum informationprogramme provided for in Chapter Fiveof this Act for the education andenlightenment of the residents of theAbyei Area on the referendum and how toexercise their right in this regard,
“Agreement”
Means the Comprehensive PeaceAgreement signed on 9 January 2005between the Government of the Republicof the Sudan, the Sudan PeoplesLiberation Movement and the SudanPeople’s Liberation Army,
“Constitution”
Means the National Interim Constitution
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of the Republic of the Sudan 2005,
“The Government”
Means the Government of National Unityprovided for in Part Three Chapter Five of the Constitution,
“The Government of SouthernSudan”
Means the Government of SouthernSudan established according to theAgreement, Chapter One of Part Elevenof the Constitution and Chapter Four of the Interim Constitution of SouthernSudan 2005,
“Chairperson of theCommission”
Means the Chairperson of theCommission appointed in accordancewith the provisions of Section 10 of thisAct,
“Deputy Chairperson”
Means the deputy of the Chairperson of the Commission appointed in accordancewith the provisions of Section 10 of thisAct,
“Chairperson of theReferendum CenterCommittee”
Means the Chairperson of theReferendum Center Committeeappointed in accordance with theprovisions of Section 22 of this Act,
“Sub-Committee Chairperson”
Means the Chairperson of theReferendum Committee established inthe administrative unit appointed inaccordance with the provisions of Section21 of this Act,
“Referendum Register”
Means the Referendum Registerdeveloped by the Commission thatincludes the names of the personseligible to vote in the referendum inaccordance with the provisions of theConstitution and this Act,
“Member”
Means the member of the Commissionprovided for in this Act,
“Sub-Committee”
Means the Sub-Committee forreferendum in the County/Localityprovided for in Article 21 of this Act,
“Court”
Means the court formed by the Presidentof the National Judiciary in the AbyeiArea, in accordance with a request madeby the Presidency of the Republic, basedon the Abyei Area protocol,
“Referendum Center”
Means any Referendum Centerestablished by the Commission to carryout the processes of registration, polling,votes counting and sorting andannouncement of results,
“Commission”
Means the Abyei Area Referendum
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