Algeria

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Salah Goudjil (Male)
Year of birth
1931
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Mohamed Drissi Dada (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
133
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
8
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
5.67% 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)

Reserved seats and quotas

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.
Elections > Election results

Results

Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The Council of the Nation comprises a total of 144 members: 96 indirectly elected members and 48 members appointed by the President of the Republic.
Indirect elections to renew 48 of the 96 indirectly elected seats were held on 29 December 2018. One woman was elected. The new Council of the Nation comprised a total of 9 women out of 123 members at the moment of the first session held on 29 January 2019.
On 7 June 2020, the President appointed 15 members, including one woman. As at 14 July 2020, there were a total of 141 members, of whom 8 were women.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
1
Women Appointed
8

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.
123
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.
9
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.
Abdelkader Bensalah (Male)
Political party
National Democratic Rally (RND)
Date of election
29.01.2019
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