Algiers, May 4: Elections for the national assembly was held in Algeria on May 4. Voting was conducted at over 53,000 polling centres across the 48 wilayas of the nation. The voter turnout was 33.5 per cent till 5 PM. The counting of votes was expected to be initiated after polling concluded. For results, trends and updates from Relizane, Ghardaia and Ain Temouchent, stay tuned with the live updates below.
The provinces of Relizane, Ghardaia and Ain Temouchent constitute a total of 20 seats in the national assembly. The primary electoral contest in the three wilayas is between the Green Algerian Alliance, National Front for Liberation (FLN) and the National Democratic Rally (RND). Out of the 20 seats in the fray, the FLN had emerged victorious in 12 seats in 2012.
The elections held in Algeria today was considered to be the most crucial political event in the country’s 42-year-old democratic setup. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had formed the High Independent Commission for Election Oversight (HICEO) in February, to instill confidence among the electorate.
However, voter apathy was on wide display in the polls held today, with a vast section of the electorate boycotting the elections.
Election Results from Relizane:
|Relizane||Winner in 2012||Party||Winners in 2017|
|1.||ABDELSADOK NEE BENCHABA DJEMAIA||Algerian People’s Movement|
|2.||ABDELSADOUK SID AHMED||Algerian People’s Movement|
|3.||AZZI HADJ MOHAMMED||FLN|
|4.||CHERIF NEE SIDI ADDA YAMINA||FLN|
|7.||BELARBI ABDELKADER||Green Algeria Alliance|
|8.||BOUCHIBA NEE BENHAMOU ZOHRA||Green Algeria Alliance|
Election Results from Ghardaia:
|Ghardaia||Winner in 2012||Party||Winners in 2017|
|4.||KARA OMAR BAKIR||RND|
|5.||OULAD KOUIDER MUSTAPHA||FLN|
Election Results from Ain Temouchent:
|Ain Temouchent||Winner in 2012||Party||Winners in 2017|
|1.||ALI BELHADJ ABDUL RAFIA||Green Algeria Alliance|
|5.||TACHI NEE DJIHED FATIMA||FLN|
For live updates on election results, trends and updates from Relizane, Ghardaia and Ain Temouchent, stay tuned below.