Article 130 of the Constitution states that "the term of the legislature shall start de jure on the fifteenth (15th) day following the date of announcement of the results by the Constitutional Council, under the chairmanship of the oldest member of the people’s National Assembly, assisted by the two youngest deputies."
According to Article 130 of the Constitution, "the Lower House shall elect its Bureau and form its Committees. The abovementioned provisions shall apply to the Council of the Nation (Upper House)."
"The organisation and functioning of the People’s National Assembly and the Council of the Nation, as well as the functional relations between the Chambers of Parliament and the Government shall be defined by an organic law. The budget of the two chambers shall be determined by law. The People's National Assembly and the Council of the Nation shall develop and adopt their rules of procedure," says Article 132 of the Constitution.
"The sessions of Parliament shall be public. The proceedings shall be recorded in a book and published in accordance with the conditions defined by an organic law. The People’s National Assembly and the Council of the Nation may sit in camera upon a request made by their presidents, by the majority of their members present or by the Prime minister," according to Article 133.
Article 134 states that "the People's National Assembly and the Council of the Nation shall set up standing committees within the framework of their rules of procedure. Each standing committee at each Chamber may establish a temporary fact-finding mission on a specific topic or a situation.
The rules of procedure of each Chamber shall define the provisions governing the fact-finding mission."
"Parliament shall meet in one ordinary session each year, for a minimum period of ten (10) months. This session shall begin on the second working day of the month of September," says Article 135.