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Algeria

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Council of the Nation

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational People's Assembly

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution; Law No. 99-02 of 8 March 1999 on the organization and functioning of the National People's Assembly and the Council of the Nation, and on the functional relations between the houses of parliament and the Government.
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution; Law No. 99-02 of 8 March 1999 on the organization and functioning of the National People's Assembly and the Council of the Nation, and on the functional relations between the houses of parliament and the Government.
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution
Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
0
Number of written questions asked, per year
Not available
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
Not available
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Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
Not available
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Head of State and/or Government

Head of State and/or Government
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of Government Some parliaments elect the Head of Government or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Parliament approves a nomination for the Head of Government
Notes
Le Premier ministre est nommé par le Président algérien, de même que les autres ministres et membres du gouvernement sur recommandation du nouveau Premier ministre. L’Assemblée nationale populaire doit approuver le programme législatif du nouveau gouvernement. Si elle n’approuve pas ce programme, l’Assemblée est dissoute et le Premier ministre doit démissionner.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, article 80-81
The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No
Parliament’s role
Parliament’s role in the designation of the Head of State Some parliaments designate the Head of State or approve the nomination for the Head of Government. Others do not play a role.
Parliament does not play a role
Notes
Le Président algérien est le Chef de l’Etat. Le Président de la République est élu au suffrage universel, direct et secret. Il est élu à la majorité absolue des suffrages exprimés.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, article 71

Impeachment and confidence motions

Procedure for parliament
There is a procedure for parliament to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution There is a procedure to dismiss or impeach the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; The Head of State; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
Not applicable (there is no procedure)
Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in the dismissal or impeachment: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Not applicable
Impeachment Role
There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution There is a procedure for parliament to express no confidence in the following persons/institution: Not applicable (there is no procedure); The whole Government; The Head of Government; Individual members of the Executive; Other (please specify)
The whole Government
Individual members of the Executive
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, articles 57-64 et 135-137
Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence In bicameral parliaments: Chambers that play a role in motions of no confidence: Lower chamber; Upper chamber; Not applicable
Lower chamber
Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In some countries, the adoption of a motion of no confidence in the Government automatically leads to the dissolution of Parliament in certain countries. In other cases, a new government can be formed.
No