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Majlis al-Oumma (Council of the Nation)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Barlaman / Parliament
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Majlis al-Oumma / Council of the Nation
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Al-Majlis Al-Chaabi Al-Watani / National People's Assembly
Electoral Law 6 March 1997
Mode of designation indirectly elected 96
appointed 48
Constituencies 48 multi-member (2 seats) corresponding to country's wilayas (administrative districts).
Voting system Majority: Indirect election by simple majority vote by electoral college composed of members of local councils: each wilaya's people's assembly and communal people's assemblies; these altogether number 15,003.
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled through by-elections.
Voting is compulsory.
Voter requirements - members of each wilaya's people's assembly and communal people's assemblies
Eligibility Qualified electors
- age: 40 years
- Algerian citizenship by birth or possessed for at least 5 years
- fulfilment of military service or excused therefrom
Incompatibilities - judges
- members of the armed forces
- officials of security forces
- accountants of wilaya public funds
- high-ranking wilaya officials
- membership of another people's assembly
Candidacy requirements - candidatures must be submitted at least 15 days before polling

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