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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 2/3 members elected by the population, and 1/3 appointed by the President of Algeria.

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.

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