Algeria

Council of the Nation

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Majlis al-Oumma (Council of the Nation)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

Notes: Parliamentary term: 6 years; one-half of the members is renewed every 3 years

Frequency of renewal (years)
3

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1977 to 1990
from 1993
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Council of the Nation
Speaker
Salah Goudjil (Male)
Date of birth: 14 Jan 1931
Term
24 Feb 2021
Additional information

Elected on 24 Feb.2021, re-elected on 24 Feb. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Mohamed Drissi Dada (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
174

Notes:

- Indirectly elected members: Two members per wilaya (province), elected by the People's Communal Assemblies and the People's Wilaya Assemblies.

- Appointed members: appointed by the President.

In accordance with Article 122 of the constitutional amendments adopted following a referendum held 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 Council of the Nation before the 2020 constitutional amendments.

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
116
Appointed members
58
Current number of members
170
Men
163
Women
7
Percentage of women
4.1%
Statutory number of members per country 
581
Population (in thousands)
44,178
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
Click for historical data

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
60.2
(2019-01 - 2022-01)
Youngest member
Issam Nechma (Male)
Youngest member (years)
35
Oldest member
Salah Goudjil (Male)
Oldest member (years)
91
Number of members, by age (2022-02)
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
Male 0 0 19 25 23 43 28 16 8 1 163
Female 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 7
Totals per age interval 0 0 19 26 24 45 29 18 8 1 170
Total <= 45: 45 Total >= 46: 125
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
11.2% 11% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
26.5% 26% 0.6%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

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.

Sources: Organic Law No. 12-03 of 12 January 2012.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No