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Algeria

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National People's Assembly

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

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Slimane Chenine (Male)
Additional information
Elected on 10 July 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Salah Salem (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 Sep. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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.

Age

Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
302
Total per sex
Total of male
318
Total of female
142
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
5
31-40
72
41-45
81
46-50
105
51-60
151
61-70
42
71-80
4
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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%

Reserved seats and quotas

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.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
11,315
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
3,636
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
32.13%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
3636
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
32.13%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
343
Number of women elected
119
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
25.76%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
119

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
343
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
119
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Saïd Bouhadja (Male)
Political party
National Liberation Front (FLN)
Date of election
23.05.2017
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1962
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1944
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
No Muslim women
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
(what about Muslim men?) While under French legislation, the framework law of 1956 gave Algerian women the right to vote. 1958 De Gaul imposed it through ordonnance What about 1944?
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1958
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Extended to Muslim women
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1962
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under French administration, women who were christian and french citizens living in Algeria were granted the right to vote in 1944. The french framework law (Loi-Cadre Deferre) of 1956 extended the right to vote to Muslim women; it was imposed by de Gaulle through ordonnance in july 1958. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1944
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
No Muslim women
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1962
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under French administration, women who were christian and french citizens living in Algeria were granted the right to vote and stand for election in 1944. The french framework law (Loi-Cadre Deferre) of 1956 extended the right to vote to Muslim women; it was imposed by de Gaulle through ordonnance in july 1958. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1962