People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

42,679,018 10

Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

Elections in our database


Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Algerian Council of the Nation Majlis al-Oumma Upper House
Algerian National People's Assembly Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek SELLAL
  • Assembly: Algeria has a bicameral Parliament (Majlis) consisting of the Council of the Nation (Majlis al-Oumma) with 144 seats and the National People's Assembly (Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani) with 462 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term. There are no presidential term limits.
  • The President is appointed by the President.
  • In the Council of the Nation (Majlis al-Oumma), 96 members are indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve 6-year terms and 48 members are appointed by the President to serve 6-year terms. The Constitution requires half the Council of Nations to be renewed every three years. There are 48 multi-member (2 seats) corresponding to country's wilayas (administrative districts).
  • In the National People's Assembly (Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani) 462 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.
  • There is a five percent threshold for entering parliament. There are 48 multi-member districts, corresponding to country's administrative units. Depending on the area, 20 to 50 percent of parties' list candidates must be women.
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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-04-15 10,652,623 17,488,757 60.91%
Algerian National People's Assembly 2002-05-30 8,288,536 17,951,127 46.17%
President 2004-04-08 10,508,777 18,097,225 58.07%
Referendum 2005-09-29 14,606,798 18,313,594 79.76%
Algerian National People's Assembly 2007-05-17 6,662,383 18,760,400 35.51%
President 2009-04-09 15,356,024 20,595,683 74.56%
Algerian National People's Assembly 2012-05-10 9,339,026 21,645,841 43.14%
President 2014-04-17 11,307,478 22,880,678 49.42%
Algerian National People's Assembly 2017-05-04 8,624,199 23,251,503 37.09%
President 2019-07-04 - - -

Voter Turnout