ALGERIAN CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL URGED TO CONSOLIDATE RULE OF LAW

ALGIERS, -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has urged the members of the country's Constitutional Council to consolidate the Rule of Law, as they have sworn to do, says the President of the Council, Mourad Medelci.

Following the swearing-in of members of the council here Tuesday, Medelci said in a media statement that President Bouteflika had advised the council members to work for the the consolidation of the Rule of Law, which is deemed as the top priority of State institutions, including the Constitutional Council.

He added that the swearing-in before the President of the Republic, as provided for in Article 183 of the Constitution, "is regarded as a commitment of each member (of the Council) to fully fulfill their missions, as stipulated in the Constitution".

During the inauguration, President Bouteflika wished the members of the council every success in the fulfillment of their missions, which have been enlarged as part of the recent constitutional revisions.

The swearing-in ceremony was also attended by the Chairman of the Council of the Nation (upper house of Parliament), Abdelkader Bensalah, Speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house), Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, State Minister and Principal Private Secretary at Presidency Ahmed Ouyahia, Minister of State and Special Adviser to the President Tayeb BelaA�z, Justice Minister Tayeb Louh, President of the Supreme Court Slimane Boudi and the Chairwoman of the Council of State.

The Constitutional Council comprises 12 members, four designated by the president, including the president and vice-president of the Council, two elected by the People's National Assembly, two by the Council of the Nations, two by the Supreme Court and two by the Council of State.

Source: Nam News Network