April 17, 2014 Held


People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Election for Algerian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:11,307,478
Valid Votes:10,220,029
Invalid Votes:1,087,449

Vote Share by Candidate:

Adbelaziz BOUTEFLIKA8,332,598


Ali BENFLIS1,224,918


Abdelaziz BELAID343,624


Louisa HANOUNE140,253


Ali Faouzi REBAINE101,046


Moussa TOUATI57,590

Election Results Modified: Apr 21, 2014

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Algeria

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek SELLAL
  • Assembly: Algeria has a bicameral Parliament (Majlis) consisting of the Council of the Nation (Majlis al-Oumma) with 144 seats and the National People's Assembly (Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani) with 462 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term. There are no presidential term limits.

Election Notes:

  • The last presidential election took place on April 9, 2009. Prior to the election, the Constitution was amended to remove Article 74, limiting the President to two-terms. President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA was elected to a third term with 90.23% of votes. The opposition Movement of Society for Peace and the Islamic Renaissance Movement have said that they will boycott the presidential election. Campaigning for the election began on March 22, 2014.

Main candidates in this presidential race:

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 38,813,722 (July 2014 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 22,880,678 (March 2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 19,341,658 (2014)

·         Is Algeria a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Algeria ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (22 May 1996)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 146 (31.60%) (2012)

·         Human Development Index Position: 83 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Algeria a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Algeria ratified CRPD: Yes (4 December 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 5,822,058 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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