Algiers, May 4: Legislative elections in Algeria were contested today across the nation. Voting was held in over 53,000 polling centres earmarked by the High Independent Commission for Election Oversight (HICEO). All the 48 wilayas (provinces) went into polls to determine winners from 462 seats to be represented in the national assembly. The counting of votes was scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM (local time), after voting concludes. The results are expected to be out within few hours after the polling concludes. Stay tuned with electionresultsnews.com for all the live updates, results and list of winners in the Algerian legislative elections 2017.
In the 2012 Algerian legislative election, the results emerged in favour of the ruling party National liberation Front (FLN). The party led by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won 208 seats, whereas, the distant first runner-up was National Rally for Democracy (RND), which secured 68 seats. Both the parties formed an alliance to form the majority in the national assembly.
The Green Algerian Alliance, a coalition of three Islamist parties, emerged as the prime Opposition. The Green Algerian Alliance consists of the Movement for National Reform (Islah), Islamic Renaissance Movement (Ennahda) and the Movement of Society for Peace (Hamas). The coalition had retained 49 seats.
The Algerian legislative elections 2017 was primarily contested on the issues related to employment, falling wages and lack of investment. The RND led a fierce campaign against FLN in a bid to expand its electoral share.
Apart from electioneering, increasing the electoral participation remained a concern for all political stakeholders. A unanimous appeal was made by all political parties to the electorate to exercise their right to franchise. To instill confidence among voters, President Bouteflika had announced the formation of HICEO in February, under the leadership of Islamist leader Abdelwahab Derbal.
|Parties||Leader||Results 2012||Results 2017|
|National Liberation Front||Abdelmalek Sellal||208||165|
|National Rally for Democracy||Ahmed Ouyahia||68||94|
|Green Algeria Alliance (MSP—Nahda—Islah)||Bouguerra Soltani||49||38|
|Front of Socialist Forces||Hocine Aït Ahmed||27||15|
|Workers’ Party||Louisa Hanoune||24||10|
Stay tuned for live updates of Algeria’s legislative elections results. The trends, results and updates would be provided as soon as polling concludes.