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Algeria

People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

35,406,303 8

Population (as of July 1, 2012)

Elections in our database

22,880,678 60.98%

Registered Voters (as of April 17, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Council of the Nation Majlis al-Oumma Upper House
President President Head of Government
National People's Assembly Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani Lower House
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA *
  • Head of Government: President Abdelmalek SELLAL
  • 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.
  • The President is appointed by the President.
  • In the Council of the Nation (Majlis al-Oumma), 96 members are indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve 6-year terms and 48 members are appointed by the President to serve 6-year terms.[i] In the National People's Assembly (Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani) 462 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.[ii]
 

[i] The Constitution requires half the Council of Nations to be renewed every three years. There are 48 multi-member (2 seats) corresponding to country's wilayas (administrative districts).

[ii] There is a five percent threshold for entering parliament. There are 48 multi-member districts, corresponding to country's administrative units. Depending on the area, 20 to 50 percent of parties' list candidates must be women.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-04-15 10,652,623 17,488,757 60.91%
National People's Assembly 2002-05-30 - 17,951,127 -
President 2004-04-08 10,508,777 18,097,225 58.07%
Referendum 2005-09-29 14,606,798 18,313,594 79.76%
National People's Assembly 2007-05-17 - 18,760,400 -
President 2009-04-09 15,356,024 20,595,683 74.56%
National People's Assembly 2012-05-10 9,339,026 21,645,841 43.14%
President 2014-04-17 11,307,478 22,880,678 49.42%

Voter Turnout