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Algeria

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National People's Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theCouncil of the Nation

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
Al-Majlis Al-Chaabi Al-Watani (National People's Assembly)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

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.
President of the National People's Assembly
Speaker
Slimane Chenine (Male)
Term
10.07.2019
Additional information
Elected on 10 July 2019.
See historical data for this field.

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
Bachir Slimani (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 29 Sep. 2014.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
462
Note on the statutory number of members
Eight seats are reserved for Algerians residing abroad.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
462
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
119
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25.76% 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
See historical data for this field.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
65,795 See historical data for this field.

Age

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 5 72 81 105 151 42 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 158 Total >= 46: 302
Male 0 1 46 50 76 105 36 4 0 0 318
Female 0 4 26 31 29 46 6 0 0 0 142
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.09%0.22%0.87%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger16.74%10.22%6.52%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger34.35%21.09%13.26%
Members for whom data is available
460

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
Legislated candidate quotas. The law prescribes the following quotas in relation to the magnitude of the electoral constituencies: 20% for the constituencies with 4 seats; 30% for those with 5 or more seats; 35% for those with 14 or more seats; 40% for those with 32 or more seats; and 50% for the constituencies abroad.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.