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Council of the Nation

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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
Type
Type
History
Founded1997
Leadership
Salah Goudjil, RND
since 10 April 2019
Vice president
Djamel Ould Abbes, FLN
since 28 February 2019
Structure
Seats174 members
Political groups
Government (147)
  •   FLN (54)
  •   RND (22)
  •   FM (7)
  •   Binaa (7)
  •   TAJ (7)
  •   Appointed Members (58)

Opposition (9)

Others (18)

Elections
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
Website
www.majliselouma.dz
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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]