Council of the Nation

The Council of the Nation (majlis al'umma) is the upper house of the Algerian Parliament. It is composed of 144 members, 2/3 of which are elected indirectly and 1/3 of which are appointed by the president.[1]

Council of the Nation

مجلس الأمة
Conseil de la nation
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Type
Type
History
Founded1997
Leadership
Salah Goudjil, RND
since 10 April 2019
Vice president of the Council of the Nation
Djamel Ould Abbes, FLN
since 28 February 2019
Structure
Seats144 members
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Political groups
Government (136)
  •   Appointed Members (48)
  •   FLN (59)
  •   RND (28)
  •   FM (1)

Opposition (4)

Crossbench (4)

Elections
Two-round indirect election (2/3)
Appointed by the President (1/3)
Meeting place
Algiers
Website
www.majliselouma.dz

Abdelkader Bensalah was elected as President of the Council of the Nation on July 2, 2002, re-elected on January 11, 2007 and January 10, 2008. Zohra Drif was elected as Vice-president of the Council of the Nation on September 10, 2002, re-elected on March 7, 2007 and March 8, 2008.

CompositionEdit

The Council has 144 members:

  • 96 indirectly elected in secret ballot(2/3);
  • 48 appointed by the President of the Republic (1/3)

ElectionsEdit

There are 48 dual-member constituencies (two seats) corresponding to the number of wilayas (= departments) of the country.

The election shall be by majority vote in two rounds by and from an electoral college composed of elected popular wilaya assemblies and communal people's assemblies (approx. 15,000 members ).

eligibility:

  • be at least 40 years.

The term of office is six years. The Chamber is renewed by half every three years.

Board member commits himself before his peers who can revoke his mandate by a majority of its members, if it commits a shameful action for his mission.

PresidencyEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CIA World Factbook". Retrieved 2009-12-07.

External linksEdit