Algeria

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
12.06.2021
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
01.03.2021
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.06.2026
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
407
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
22,554
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
14,249
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
8,305
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
36.82%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
28

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
24,453,992
Votes Number of people who actually voted
5,622,401
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
22.99%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The National Liberation Front (FLN, the party of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, now led by Mr. Abou El Fadl Baadji) remained the largest force but lost its share of seats. It took 98 seats in the new 407-member National People's Assembly (24.08%, see note 1), down from 34.85% (161 seats in the then 462-member legislature). Its ally, the National Democratic Rally (RND, led by Mr. Tayeb Zitouni), also reduced its share and came third while the main opposition Movement of Society for Peace (MSP, led by Mr. Abderrazak Makri) increased its share and became the second largest party. Although of the over 22,000 candidates 36.82 per cent were women, only 8.11 per cent of the legislature are women, down from 25.76 per cent in 2017. The new legislature comprises 134 members below 40 years old (see note 2). 

On 30 June, Abdelmadjid Tebboune appointed Finance Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane (Independent) as new Prime Minister, replacing, Mr. Abdelaziz Djerad who resigned after the 2021 parliamentary elections. On 7 July, the new Cabinet, composed mostly of members of the previous Cabinet, took office. 

The 2021 parliamentary elections were the first to be held after the street protests which ultimately ousted the former long-serving President Bouteflika in April 2019. Mr. Tebboune was elected in December 2019, pledging economic reforms. These were also the first general elections to be held after the 2020 amendments to the Constitution (see note 3). The new President dissolved the National People’s Assembly with effect on 1 March 2021 in view of early elections, following consultation with six major parties in the outgoing legislature (elected in 2017 for a five-year term). Hirak – the mass protest movement – boycotted the 2021 parliamentary elections, as it did the 2019 presidential polls. The 2021 elections saw a low turnout: only 22.99 per cent of some 24.4 million voters turned out at the polls, down from 35.37 per cent out of 23.2 million voters in 2017.

Note 1:
On 16 March 2021, President Tebboune signed a decree* specifying the constituencies and the number of members to be elected in the 2021 elections, whereby the number of members to be elected in 2021 was set at 407, down from 462 previously. Eight seats are reserved for Algerians residing abroad as was the case for the outgoing legislature. Members of the National People’s Assembly are now elected from 58 constituencies (instead of 48 previously) following the promotion of 10 administrative constituencies into new wilayas in February 2021. In addition, there are four electoral zones for Algerians residing abroad. The open-list proportional representation system** was applied to the 2021 elections, as opposed to the closed-list previously.

*Ordonnance No. 21-02 dated 16 March 2021 establishing the electoral constituencies and the number of seats to be filled in the elections to Parliament (Ordonnance n° 21-02 du 2 Chaâbane 1442 correspondant au 16 mars 2021 déterminant les circonscriptions électorales et le nombre de sièges à pourvoir pour les élections du Parlement) (https://www.joradp.dz/FTP/jo-francais/2021/F2021019.pdf, p. 6).
**In accordance with Article 191 of Ordonnance No. 21-01 dated 10 March 2021 establishing an organic law on the electoral system (Ordonnance n° 21-01 du 26 Rajab 1442 correspondant au 10 mars 2021 portant loi organique relative au régime électoral).

Note 2:
Under Article 191 of Ordonnance No. 21-01 dated 10 March 2021 establishing an organic law on the electoral system, in order to be accepted, the list of candidates must take gender parity into account, at least half (1/2) of the list must be reserved for candidates under the age of forty (40), and at least one-third (1/3) of candidates must be educated to university level. In the 2021 elections, 57.68 per cent of the candidates were below 40 years old: 13,009 (including 5,743 women) out of 22,554 candidates (including 8,305 women).

Note 3:
Article 122 of the constitutional amendments adopted following a referendum in November 2020 stipulates that the parliamentary mandate will be limited to a maximum of two terms, consecutive or separate. This limitation takes into account all terms served or being served by members elected to the National People's Assembly before the 2020 constitutional amendments.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
14
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
50%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
24.08%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Not applicable
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
National Liberation Front (FLN) 98
Movement of Society for Peace (MSP) 65
National Democratic Rally (RND) 58
El-Moustakbel Front ("Future", FM) 48
El Binaa Movement 39
Voice of the People Party 3
Freedom and Justice Party (PLJ) 2
Justice and Development Party 2
El Fadjr El djadid Party 2
Good Governance Front 2
New Algeria Front (FAN) 1
El Karama Party ("Dignity") 1
Jil Jadid Party 1
Algerian National Front (FNA) 1
Independents 84
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
374
Number of women elected
33
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
8.11%
Other notes
Note on the number of parties contesting the election:
There were 1,080 party lists and 1,208 independent lists.

Note on the alternation of power: 
Presidential system. However, the President changed between parliamentary elections.
Women Directly Elected
33

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
374
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
33
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
08.07.2021
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Brahim Boughali (Male)
Political party
Independents
Date of election
08.07.2021