ElectionGudie

May 30, 2002 Held

8,288,536
Voted
Algeria

People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Election for Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani (Algerian National People's Assembly)

Results

41%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,288,536
Valid Votes:7,420,867
Invalid Votes:867,669

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Liberation Front 199 2,618,003

35.27%

Movement for National Reform 43 705,319

9.50%

Democratic National Rally 47 610,461

8.23%

Movement of a Peaceful Society 38 523,464

7.05%

Independents 30 365,594

4.92%

Workers Party 21 246,770

3.30%

Algerian National Front 8 113,700

1.53%

Islamic Renaissance Movement 1 48,132

0.65%

Party of Algerian Renewal 1 19,813

0.27%

Movement of National Understanding 1 14,465

0.19%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 389 seats in the National People's Assembly (Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ali BENFLIS
  • Assembly: Algeria has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the National People's Assembly (Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani) with 389 seats and the Council of Nations (Majlis al-Oumma) with 144 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National People's Assembly (Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani) 389 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms. In the Council of Nations (Majlis al-Oumma), 96 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 6-year terms and 48 members are appointed to serve 6-year terms.**

** In the Council of Nations (Senate), 96 members are elected by indirect vote and 48 members are appointed by the president. National Council members serve 6-year terms, and 50% of the seats are renewed every three years.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Liberation Front / Front de Libération National (FLN)
    • Leader: Boualem BENHAMOUDA
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 199
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 64
  • Party: Democratic National Rally / Rassemblement National Démocratique (RND)
    • Leader: Ahmed OUYAHIA
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 47
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 155
  • Party: Movement for National Reform / Mouvement du Rénouveau National (MRN)
    • Leader: Abdellah DJABALLAH
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 43
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Movement of a Peaceful Society / Mouvement de la Societé pour la Paix (MSP)
    • Leader: Mahfoud NAHNAH
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 38
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 69
  • Party: Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 30
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Workers Party / Parti des Travailleurs (PT)
    • Leader: Louisa HANOUN
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 21
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 4
  • Party: Algerian National Front / Front National Algérien (FNA)
    • Leader: Moussa TOUATI
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 8
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Islamic Renaissance Movement / Mouvement de la Renaissance Islamique
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 1
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Party of Algerian Renewal / Parti du Rénouveau Algérien (PRA)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 1
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Movement of National Understanding / Mouvement de l'Entente Nationale (MEN)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 1
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on June 5, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 31,736,053 (July 2001 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 17,951,127

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 15,578,810 (2002)

·         Is Algeria a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Algeria ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (22 May 1996)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 26 (6.68%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 83 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Algeria a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Algeria ratified CRPD: Yes (4 December 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 4,760,409 (est.)