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Algeria

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Council of the Nation

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational People's Assembly

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Barlaman (Parliament)
Chamber name
Majlis al-Oumma (Council of the Nation)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1977-01 to 1991-01
from 1993-01
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Acting President of the Council of the Nation
Speaker
Salah Goudjil (Male)
Term
09.04.2019
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary general
Mohamed Drissi Dada (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
96
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
48
Note on the statutory number of members
Indirectly elected members: elected by the People's Communal Assemblies and the People's Wilaya Assembly. Appointed members: appointed by the President.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
132
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
123
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
9
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
6.82% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
39,872
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
65,795 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
MOHAMED MANI (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
95
Oldest member
FERHAT TAYEB HMIDA (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 6 4 25 48 28 20 8 1
Total <= 45: 10 Total >= 46: 130
Male 0 0 6 4 25 47 23 16 8 1 130
Female 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4 0 0 10
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger4.29%4.29%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger7.14%7.14%0%
Members for whom data is available
140

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Organization Act No. 12-03 of 12 January 2012 on modalities for facilitating women’s access to membership in elected bodies requires that women make up a certain percentage of the candidates for election to the Wilaya Assembly and the Commune Assembly, from which they may be elected to membership in the Council of the Nation.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.