ElectionGudie

Dec. 12, 2019 Confirmed

Algeria

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At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Algeria.

* The election had originally been scheduled for 18 April 2019 but was postponed.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Acting President  Abdelkader BENSALAH (following resignation of former President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA on 2 April 2019)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Noureddine BEDOUI
  • 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. As acting President, Abdelkader BENSALAH is unable to participate in the Presidential elections.

Main candidates in this presidential race:

  • Ali BENFLIS
    • Party: Independent
  • Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE
    • Party: National Liberation Front/Jabhatu l-Taḥrīri l-Waṭanī (FLN)
  • Abdelaziz BELAID
    • Party: Front El Moustakbal/Front de l'avenir
  • Azzedddine MIHOUBI
    • Party: Democratic National Rally party/Rassemblement National Démocratique (RND)
  • Abdelkader BENGRINE
    • Party: El Bina movement

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 42,679,018 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 23,251,503 (2017)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 21,124,850 (2019 est.)
  • 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: 119 (25.8%) of 462 in the National People’s Assembly; 10 (7%) of in the Council of the Nation
  • Human Development Index Position: 85 (2018)
  • 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: 5,931,325 (est.)