ElectionGudie

May 17, 2007 Held

6,662,383
Voted
Algeria

People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

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

Results

30%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,662,383
Valid Votes:5,700,632
Invalid Votes:961,751

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Other Candidates 42 - 1,865,869

32.59%

National Liberation Front 136 - 1,315,686

22.98%

National Democratic Rally 61 - 591,310

10.33%

Independent Candidates 33 - 562,986

9.83%

Movement of a Peaceful Society 52 - 552,104

9.64%

Workers' Party 26 - 291,312

5.09%

Algerian National Front 13 - 239,563

4.18%

Rally for Culture and Democracy 19 - 192,490

3.36%

National Movement for Nature and Development 7 - 114,767

2.00%

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 Abdelaziz BELKHADEM
  • 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 (Senate) with 144 seats.

* The presidential term is renewable once.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-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 (Senate), 96 members are elected by indirect vote 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Liberation Front (FLN)
    • Leader: Abdelaziz BELKHADEM
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 136
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 199
  • Party: National Democratic Rally (RND)
    • Leader: Ahmed OUYAHIA
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 61
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 47
  • Party: Movement of a Peaceful Society (MSP)
    • Leader: Boudjerra SOLTANI
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 52
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 38
  • Party: Workers' Party (PT)
    • Leader: Louisa HANOUNE
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 26
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 21
  • Party: Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD)
    • Leader: Said SADI
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 19
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Algerian National Front (FNA)
    • Leader: Moussa TOUATI
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 13
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 8
  • Party: National Movement for Nature and Development (MNND)
    • Leader: NA
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 7
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Independent Candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 33
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: 30
  • Party: Other Candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National People's Assembly election: 42
    • Seats won in last National People's Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held 30 May 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 33,333,216 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 18,760,400 (May 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 16,795,114 (2007)

·         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: 30 (7.71%) (2007)

·         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: 4,999,982 (est.)