Parliament Dissolution: MPs To Receive DZD17M Grant For The End Of Service
Algerian MPs are expected to receive the grant for the end of service at the National People’s Assembly that will reach DZD 17 million for each MP, at a time when they are waiting for the official gazette to publish the decree signed by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, two days ago, related to the dissolution of the National People’s Assembly, as this decision will determine the reasons for dissolving the parliament and the method of calculating the retirement years for the parliamentary term, which this time extends for 3 years and 9 months, instead of 5 years.
Unlike the MPs of the previous parliamentary terms, who received a grant of DZD 25 million, which is the end of service grant, it is expected that the MPs of this term will benefit from a grant of DZD 17 million, as the period of the parliamentary term this time did not exceed 3 years and 9 months, and it is expected that MPs will get a two-month wage for each year they spent as representatives of the people, while the way the retirement years is calculated is ambiguous, and the MPs wonder if they will only have a 3-year and 9-month retirement, or they will pay the contributions for the remaining five years to the Social Security Fund to be able to Take advantage of full retirement.
The administration of the National People’s Assembly immediately after the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, announced the dissolution of the National People’s Assembly by closing and emptying the offices and asked MPs to take their belongings, while some of them proceeded to complete the retirement files, and all offices were closed and the locks changed, including the offices of the Vice Presidents of the National People’s Assembly, while they have not yet been informed of any details about retirement by the administration or the head of the office of the National People’s Assembly.
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune signed on February 22 a presidential decree related to the dissolution of the National People’s Assembly, that is, the first chamber of Parliament, in preparation for holding prior legislative elections which will be held next June – the date of which has not yet been set until the time – just as the President made a cabinet reshuffle last Saturday that included replacing 11 ministers, including ministers who left the government permanently due to their poor performance and poor results during the last period, and others who take different posts.
The constitution details how to dissolve parliament, as Article 147 confirms that the president of the republic can decide to dissolve the National People’s Assembly or hold legislative elections prematurely, after consulting the Chairman of the National Assembly, the Chairman of the National People’s Assembly, the President of the Constitutional Council, and the Prime Minister.