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Council of the Nation

Upper house of Algerian Parliament / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Council of the Nation (Arabic: مجلس الأمة, romanized: Majlis al-Ummah) is the upper house of the Algerian Parliament. It is composed of 144 members, 2/3 of which are elected indirectly and 1/3 of which are appointed by the president of Algeria.[1]

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Council of the Nation

  • مجلس الأمة
  • Conseil de la nation
Salah Goudjil, RND
since 10 April 2019
Vice president
Djamel Ould Abbes, FLN
since 28 February 2019
Seats174 members
Political groups
Government (147)
  •   FLN (54)
  •   RND (22)
  •   FM (7)
  •   Binaa (7)
  •   TAJ (7)
  •   Appointed Members (58)

Opposition (9)

Others (18)

Two-round indirect election (2/3)
Appointed by the president of Algeria (1/3)
Last election
5 February 2022
Meeting place
Palace of the Council of the Nation, Algiers

Abdelkader Bensalah was elected as President of the Council of the Nation on July 2, 2002, re-elected on January 11, 2007 and January 10, 2008. Zohra Drif was elected as Vice President of the Council of the Nation on September 10, 2002, re-elected on March 7, 2007 and March 8, 2008.

They were last elected on 5 February 2022.[2]