Algiers, April 29: Legislative elections in Algeria for the 462-member national assembly is slated for May 4, 2017. Poll officials have earmarked over 53,000 voting centres across the 48 provinces (wilayas). From Oum Bouaghi province, a total of 8 seats would be contested through the proportional electoral representation method.The Oum el-Bouaghi province is located in north-eastern Algeria, with a population of 621,612. The region is considered to the stronghold of President AbdelAziz Bouteflika’s National Liberation Front (FLN).
In the 2012 polls, FLN clean swept the region, winning all the 6 constituencies in the region. The party is expecting to repeat the mandate in the upcoming elections. It would be challenged by the RND, along with the debutant Front of Socialist Forces (FFS). The Green Algerian Alliance led by Hamas has also significantly campaigned in the region.
List of Candidates from Oum Bouaghi
- FLN candidates
For list of candidates submitted by RND, visit their official website. The debutant Front of Socialist Forces has also entered the electoral fray in Oum el Bouaghi. To view their list of candidates, click here. For list of candidates submitted by Green Algerian Alliance (led by Hamas), view here.
Current deputies from Oum Bouaghi
|Oum Bouaghi||Winner in 2012||Party|
|2.||GHOMRANI NEE SAADI SORAYA||FLN|
|4.||KHELLAF BAYA NACIMA||FLN|
The upcoming elections in Algeria is considered to be the most crucial event in the democratic course of the country. Although the polls for national assembly is being conducted since 2002, this would be the first ever election after the constitution amendments of 2016. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had assigned, for the first time in country’s history, an independent election commission to conduct a smooth and fair elections for the national assembly. 71 registered party, along with dozens of independents have entered the fray. A total of 1,088 lists of candidates have been submitted to the polling body. Except for the far-right Islamic Salvation Party, all other political outfits have been allowed to participate in the elections.