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Algeria

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National People's Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theCouncil of the Nation

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.
04.05.2017
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
23.05.2017
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.05.2022
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.
462
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".
11,315
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
7,679
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
3,636
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
32.13%
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.
1,088
Notes
1088 lists: 796 lists submitted by 54 political parties, 128 by coalition of parties and 163 by independents

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
23,251,503
Votes Number of people who actually voted
8,225,123
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
35.37%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The ruling coalition comprising President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's National Liberation Front (FNL) and the National Democratic Rally (RND), led by the President's senior adviser Ahmed Ouyahia, retained the majority in the 462-member National People's Assembly. Several opposition parties, including former Prime Minister Ali Benflis's Talaie El-Houriat and the Jil Jadid, called for election boycott, citing possible election fraud. However, most opposition forces, including the Movement of Society for Peace (MSP), led by Mr. Abderrazak Mokri, and the Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD), led by Mr. Mohcine Belabbas, participated in the elections. The elections saw a low turnout: only 35.37% of 23 million voters went to the polls-down from 43.14% in 2012. The 2017 elections were held against a backdrop of low energy prices that have severely hit the economy of the country (a major gas producer). They were the first to be held after the 2016 constitutional amendments. The amendments reinstated a two-term limit on the presidency (the provision had been lifted in 2008). The amendments also require that the President has support from the majority of parliament to appoint a prime minister, and provide for freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to demonstrate peacefully. The "Others" in the "Distribution of seats" below comprises the following 39 parties/lists which won one seat each: - National Front for Social Justice (FNJS) - Islah Movement - Algerian National Front (FNA) - Party of Algerian Renewal (PRA) - National Union for Development (UND) - National Movement of Algerian Workers (MNTA) - El Infitah Movement (MEI) - National Freedom Front (FNL) - New Algeria Front (FAN) - El Fedjr El Jadid Party ("New Dawn", PFJ) - Union of Democratic and Social Forces (UFDS) - Movement of Free Citizens (MCL) - El Wafa wa Tawassol - El Noor - Forssan Ouargla - El Taouassol - El Amel - El Wafa - Al Kafaa wal masdakia - Hope and Work Party - The Voice of the People Party - Citizens' Alternative Independent Forum - Eldarrouri - Citizens' Initiative Party - Sawt Echaab - El Hillal - Ennadjah - Union for National Unity (URN) - Equity and Proclamation Party - El Wihda oua ettadaoul - El Badr - El Ichrak - Abnaa Echaab - Izouran Independent Forum - El Amel - Nidaa El Awfiaa - Vieux Ksar - El Moubadara - El Fath Alliance
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
61
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.
5.61%
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.
34.85%
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.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
National Liberation Front (FNL) and National Democratic Rally (RND)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
National Liberation Front (FLN) 161
National Democratic Rally (RND) 100
Others 39
Movement of Society for Peace (MSP) 34
Tajamoua Amel El Djazair (TAJ) 20
Nahda-Adala-Bina Union 15
El-Moustakbel Front ("Future", FM) 14
Socialist Forces Front (FFS) 14
Algerian Popular Movement (MPA) 13
Workers' Party (PT) 11
Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) 9
National Republican Alliance (ANR) 6
Movement for National Understanding (MEN) 4
El Karama Party ("Dignity") 3
El Wihda Independent List 3
Young People's Party 2
Free Democratic Front (FDL) 2
National Advocacy Front (FMN) 2
El Ouancharisse 2
Republican Patriotic Rally (RPR) 2
AHD 54 2
National Party for Solidarity and Development (PNSD) 2
Freedom and Justice Party (PLJ) 2
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
343
Number of women elected
119
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.
25.76%
Sources
National People's Assembly (23.05.2017, 09.08.2017) Conseil Constitutionnel Ministère de l’intérieur, Fiche statistique relative aux élections législatives 2017 BBC (5.05.2017)
Women Directly Elected
119

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.
343
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.
119
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.
23.05.2017
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.
Saïd Bouhadja (Male)
Political party
National Liberation Front (FLN)
Date of election
23.05.2017