ElectionGudie

Sept. 29, 2005 Held

14,606,798
Voted
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Results

79%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:14,606,798
Valid Votes:14,435,291
Invalid Votes:171,507

Provisions

Do you agree with the Draft Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation, which is proposed to you?

Yes14,054,164

97.36

No381,127

2.64

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Referendum to approve the Draft Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation calling for strengthening national cohesion in Algeria.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ahmed OUYAHIA
  • 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**.

** One-third of the members appointed by the president and two-thirds elected by indirect vote, all to serve six-year terms. The constitution requires half the council to be renewed every three years.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum to approve the Draft Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation calling for strengthening national cohesion in Algeria. Do you agree with the Draft Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation, which is proposed to you?
    Etes-vous d'accord sur le projet de Charte pour la Paix et la Réconciliation Nationale qui vous est proposé?

Electoral Requirements

  • A popular majority was needed for the referendum to pass.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 32,531,853 (July 2005 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 18,313,594 ( 2005 )