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Algeria
COUNTRY ELECTION TYPE DATE
Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria Presidential

April 15, 1999

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the president of Algeria
Description of government structure:
  • The president is directly elected for a five-year term.
  • Candidates for president require either the formal support of 600 elected officials or 75,000 signatures from 25 of the country's 48 regions.

Results of the election for president:

  • Note: Six of the seven presidential candidates officially withdrew before election day.  Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA became the only remaining candidate in the race.

  • Presidential Candidate: Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA
    Party: Independent
    Valid Votes Received: 7,445,045
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 73.76%

  • Presidential Candidate: Ahmed TALEB-IBRAHIMI
    Party: Independent
    Valid Votes Received: 1,265,594
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 12.54%

  • Presidential Candidate: Abdallah DJABALLAH
    Party: Independent
    Valid Votes Received: 400,080
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 3.96%

  • Presidential Candidate: Mouloud HAMROUCHE
    Party: Independent
    Valid Votes Received: 314,160
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 3.11%

  • Presidential Candidate: Mokdad SIFI
    Party: Independent
    Valid Votes Received: 226,139
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 2.24%

  • Presidential Candidate: Youcef KHATIB
    Party: Independent
    Valid Votes Received: 121,414
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 1.20%

  • Presidential Candidate: Hocine AIT-AHMED
    Party: Socialist Forces Front (FFS)
    Valid Votes Received: 32,179
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 0.32%

When was the last presidential election?

  • Last presidential election held: November 16, 1995
  • In this election, Liamine ZEROUAL received 61.01% of the vote and thus defeated Mahfoud NAHNAH, his closest competitor with 25.67% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 30,480,793 (July 1998 est.)
  • Number of registered voters: 17,488,757
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
For additional information: IFES ElectionGuide Online









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