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The Chairman of Algeria’s National People’s Assembly has postponed all sessions and activities of the Assembly as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

While the National People’s Assembly is suspended, the President of the Republic may legislate on urgent matters by issuing ordinances after consultation with the Council of State (the administrative court). Such ordinances issued by the President must be submitted to the legislative branch at its next session for ratification.[2]

There appear to be no regulations on how members of the National People’s Assembly operate their offices when they are unable to travel during an emergency.  

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Prepared by George Sadek
Foreign Law Specialist
March 2020

[1] Due to the Coronavirus, The National People’s Assembly in Algeria Postpones Its Activity, Voices of Maghreb (Mar. 12, 2020), (in Arabic).

[2] Alg. Const. of 1989, art. 142 (amended 2016), (in Arabic).

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Last Updated: 12/30/2020