Algiers, May 1: The legislative elections in Algeria are scheduled on May 4, across all the 48 wilayas or provinces of the nation. From Blida province, a total of 13 seats would be contested, through proportional representation manner. The multi-member electoral constituency of Blida is dominated by the ruling National Front for Liberation (FLN). Among others in the fray from the province are: Workers’ Party, National Democratic Rally (RND), Green Algeria Alliance, led by Movement for Society and Peace, also known as Hamas.
In the 2012 Algerian legislative elections, FLN had won 7 out of the 13 seats contested. Out of the remaining 4 seats, 2 each were bagged by Algerian National Front, Workers’ party and Independents.
Blida province inhabits a total population of 10,02,937. The province is divided into 10 districts and 25 communes (municipalities).
List of Candidates from Blida
FLN candidates’ list –
Current deputies from Blida
|Blida||Winner in 2012||Party|
|4.||BOUDRICHE NACERA||Workers’ Party|
|9.||SIDI MOUSSA SALIM||Workers’ Party|
|10.||SIDI MOUSSA MOHAMED||FLN|
|11.||IGUEDERZENE NEE LAZERGUI MERIEM||Independent|
|12.||MESSAILI NEE MOKRANI YAMINA||Algerian National Front|
|13.||OSMANI LAMINE||Algerian National Front|
Counting of votes would be initiated immediately after voting concludes on the day of polling. After the counting concludes, the results would announced shortly. In order to conclude the electoral process in a transparent manner, agents of political parties and candidates, along with the delegation of election observers from the Arab League, African Union and Islamic Coordination Society would be present. The process would be keenly monitored by the High Independent Commission for Election Oversight (HICEO), constituted by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to ensure, smooth and fair elections in the state.