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Constitutional Court: President, court’s members take oath

President and members of the Constitutional Court have taken oath Thursday at the headquarters of the Supreme Court in Algiers.

The oath-taking ceremony was chaired by the First President of the Supreme Court, Taher Mamouni in the presence of the Minister of Justice, Abderrachid Tabi, the adviser to the President of the Republic in charge of legal and judicial affairs, Boualem Boualem, the Chairman of the Council of State, Farida Benyahia, and a number of officials and magistrates.

The oath-taking ceremony was held in accordance with the provisions of Article 186 of the Constitution, by Presidential Decrees 21-453, 21-454, and 21-455 of November 16, 2021, and pursuant to the correspondence number 676 of November 16, issued by the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, organizing an oath-taking ceremony for the President and members of the Constitutional Court.

The President of the Republic, commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, minister of National Defence, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has signed presidential decrees on the members of the Constitutional Court, the Presidency of the Republic said, Wednesday, in a statement.

“Pursuant to Articles 91, paragraph 7, 186 and 188 of the Constitution, the President of the Republic, commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, minister of National Defence, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has signed presidential decrees on the members of the Constitutional Court:

  • The members appointed by the President of the Republic:

-Omar Belhadj, chairman.

-Leila Aslaoui, member.

-Bahri Saadallah, member.

-Mesbah Menas, member.

  • The elected members:

A- From the Supreme Court: Djilali Miloudi, member.

B- From the Council of State: Amal Eddine Boulenouar, member.

C- Constitutional Law Professors:

-Fatiha Benabbou, member.

-Abdelouaheb Khrif, member.

-Abbas Ammar, member.

-Abdelhafidh Oussoukine, member.

-Omar Boudiaf, member.

-Mohamed Boufertas, member.

According to article 186 of the Constitution, “the Constitutional Court is composed of twelve (12) members: four (4) appointed by the President of the Republic, including the President of the Court, one (1) elected by the Supreme Court among its members, one (1) elected by the Council of State from its members, and six (6) elected by suffrage among professors of constitutional law. The President of the Republic determines the conditions and modalities for the election of these members”.

The Constitutional Court is, according to article 185 of the Constitution, “an independent institution responsible for ensuring respect for the Constitution. It is the regulatory body for the functioning of the institutions and the activity of the public powers”.

In addition, this body is responsible for the examination of appeals relating to the provisional results of the presidential and legislative elections and the referendum as well as the final results of all these operations.

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