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)

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1977 to 1991
from 1993
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


Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the National People's Assembly
Slimane Chenine (Male)
Year of birth
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
Salah Salem (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 Sep. 2019.


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.
Note on the statutory number of members
Eight seats are reserved for Algerians residing abroad.

In accordance with Article 122 of the constitutional amendments adopted following a referendum in November 2020, the parliamentary mandate will be limited to a maximum of two terms, consecutive or separate. This limit takes into account all terms served or being served by members elected to the National People's Assembly before the 2020 constitutional amendments.
The number of seats reserved for Algerians residing abroad will be determined by a law.
See historical data for this field.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25.97% 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.
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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.


Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.


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.
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.*

In order to be accepted, the list of candidates must take gender parity into account, at least half (1/2) of the list must be reserved for candidates under the age of forty (40) years old, and at least one-third (1/3) of candidates must be educated to university level.**
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Article 191 of Ordonnance No. 21-01 dated 10 March 2021 establishing an organic law on the electoral system (