Algeria

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Slimane Chenine (Male)
Year of birth
1965
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.

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

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Women Appointed
30
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