Algerian legislative election, 1991

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Algerian legislative election, 1991
Algeria
1987 ←
26 December 1991
→ 1997

Only elections for 231 of the 430 seats to the People's National Assembly were completed
216 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Abdelkader Hachani.jpg Chadli.jpg Ait ahmed 1958.jpg
Leader Abdelkader Hachani Chadli Bendjedid Hocine Aït Ahmed
Party Islamic Salvation Front FLN Socialist Forces Front
Seats won 188 15 25
Seat change Increase188 Decrease280 Increase25
Popular vote 3,260,222 1,612,947 510,661
Percentage 47.3% 23.4% 7.4%
Swing Increase47.3% Decrease76.6% Increase7.4%

Prime Minister before election

Sid Ahmed Ghozali
FLN

Elected Prime Minister

Sid Ahmed Ghozali
FLN

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This article is part of a series on the
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Algeria

Parliamentary elections were held in Algeria on 26 December 1991. The first multi-party elections since independence, they were cancelled by a military coup after the first round, triggering the Algerian Civil War, after the military expressed concerns that the Islamic Salvation Front, which was almost certain to win more than the two-thirds majority of seats required to change the constitution, would democratically form an Islamic state. Of 430 seats contested, 231 were won outright with 50% or more of the ballot; the remaining 199 would have proceeded to a second ballot contested only by the two candidates with the highest number of votes. Voter turnout was 59.0%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Islamic Salvation Front 3,260,222 47.3 188
National Liberation Front 1,612,947 23.4 15
Socialist Forces Front 510,661 7.4 25
Movement of Society for Peace 368,697 5.4 0
Rally for Culture and Democracy 200,267 2.9 0
Islamic Renaissance Movement 150,093 2.2 0
Movement for Democracy in Algeria 135,882 2.0 0
Party of Algerian Renewal 67,828 1.0 0
National Party for Solidarity and Development 48,208 0.7 0
Social Democratic Party 28,638 0.4 0
Algerian Movement for Justice and Development 27,623 0.4 0
Democratic Movement for Algerian Renewal 10,934 0.2 0
Arab-Islamic Rally 10,824 0.2 0
Liberal Social Party 9,272 0.1 0
Alliance for Justice and Freedom 9,898 0.1 0
Union for Democracy and Freedom 9,298 0.1 0
Algerian Boumedien Islamic Rally 9,037 0.1 0
Democratic Youth Movement 8,902 0.1 0
Union of Democratic Forces 8,853 0.1 0
People's Unity Party 7,731 0.1 0
Party of Democratic Islamic Arab Union 7,283 0.1 0
National Alliance of Independent Democrats 6,867 0.1 0
Democratic Generation 6,726 0.1 0
National Salvation Front 6,575 0.1 0
Workers' Socialist Party 6,464 0.1 0
Popular Association for Unity and Action 6,455 0.1 0
Ecology and Liberty 5,558 0.1 0
Progressive Republican Party 4,872 0.1 0
Union of Forces for Progress 4,184 0.1 0
Jihad Front for Unity 3,899 0.1 0
Independence Generations' Front 3,860 0.1 0
Republican Party 3,668 0.1 0
Front for Algerian Democratic Authenticity 3,600 0.1 0
Algerian Liberal Party 2,934 0.0 0
Algerian Party of the Essential Man 2,698 0.0 0
Ahd 54 2,490 0.0 0
Democratic Progressive Party 2,380 0.0 0
Algerian National Rally 2,045 0.0 0
Party of Law 1,476 0.0 0
Social Movement for Authenticity 1,225 0.0 0
Algerian Party for Justice and Progress 1,222 0.0 0
Social Justice Party 1,186 0.0 0
Popular Forces' Front 1,067 0.0 0
Rally for National Unity 933 0.0 0
Organisation of the Forces of Free Revolutionary Islamic Algeria 930 0.0 0
Algerian Nation's Youth Rally 928 0.0 0
Algerian National Party 816 0.0 0
Movement for the Islamic Risala 188 0.0 0
National Rally for Progress 111 0.0 0
Independents 309,264 4.5 0
Invalid/blank votes 924,906 - -
Total 7,822,625 100 231
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p54 ISBN 0-19-829645-2