Council of the Nation
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Conseil de la nation
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The Council of the Nation (al-Majlis al-Umma) 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.
Abdelkhader 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.
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