Under Article 27 of the Basic Law No. 2011-6 of 16 December 2011 on the organization provisional government the Constituent Assembly ended with the provisions of the Constitution of 1 June 1959. Download

Article 19 (Amended by constitutional law n° 76-37 dated April 8, 1976, and by constitutional law n° 2002-51 dated June 1, 2002)

The Chamber of Advisors is composed of advisors whose number shall not exceed that of two-thirds of the members of the Chamber of Deputies. The Electoral Code shall determine the procedure for setting the number every six years, on the basis of the number of members of the Chamber of Deputies in office.
The members of the Chamber of Advisors shall be designated as follows :
One or two members from each governorate, according to population, shall be elected at the regional level, from among the elected members of local authorities.
One-third of the members shall be elected at the national level from among employers, farmers and workers. Candidates shall be put proposed by the concerned professional organizations, from lists comprising at least twice the number of seats allocated for each category. Seats are distributed equally among the concerned sectors.
The members of the Chamber of Advisors are elected by free and secret ballot by the elected members of local authorities.
The Electoral Code defines the methods and terms concerning the election of the members of the Chamber of Advisors.
The remaining members of the Chamber of Advisors are appointed by the President of the Republic from prominent figures and holders of positions of responsibility at national level.
The members of the Chamber of Advisors must not be bound by local or sectorial interests.
Concurrent membership of the Chamber of Deputies and of the Chamber of Advisors is not allowed.