The Office of the Council of the Nation held today, Tuesday, a meeting devoted to renewing the parliament’s structures and appointing new members within the presidential third, as well as examining the status of oral and written questions referred to it, according to a statement issued by the same body.
The statement indicated that the Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Mr. Salah Goudjil, chaired a meeting of the Council’s office, extended to the heads of parliamentary groups, which was devoted to addressing the process of renewing the organs and structures of the Council for 2022, as well as appointing new members to the Council of the Nation within the presidential third, as well as looking into programming the activities of the Council’s standing committees, as well as examining the status of oral and written questions referred to the office.
With regard to the first axis, the Speaker of the Council of the Nation entrusted the heads of parliamentary groups with preparing for the renewal process, by adopting the election criterion in assuming positions of responsibility in the organs and bodies of the Council of the Nation and adopting collective action, with the aim of “deepening the genuine democratic practice within the institution, and thus sending a new civilized message about the enhancement of democratic work, within this body.”
He also called, on this occasion, the members of the Council of the Nation to “renounce political, selfish and narrow personal considerations, and to adopt the culture and logic of the state only,” instructing the concerned services to directly consider – when the renewal is completed – reviewing the internal system of the Council, within the framework of coordination and consultation with the relevant authorities, with the aim of making it compatible with the 2020 constitution, and the requirements of this phase, which would “raise the level of parliamentary performance and increase coordination and institutional integration,” he emphasized.
With regard to the item on oral and written questions, and after examining those submitted the council’s office, it decided to refer eight oral questions and three written questions to the government to meet the legal requirements.
At the end of the meeting, the Council of the Nation’s office decided on the proposals of the standing committees, especially those related to hearings for members of the government and temporary information missions, according to the same source.