2004 Algerian presidential election

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2004 Algerian presidential election

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Nominee Abdelaziz Bouteflika Ali Benflis
Popular vote 8,651,723 653,951
Percentage 84.99% 6.42%

President before election

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Elected President

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Presidential elections were held in Algeria on 8 April 2004.[1] Incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected with 85% of the vote.



There were about 130 official foreign observers in Algeria for these elections, which followed more than a decade of civil conflict. Delegations of observers came from the Arab League, the African Union, the United Nations, the European Parliament and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

An OSCE spokesman said its small election monitoring team observed no obvious electoral fraud, and that the election, while not perfect, was excellent by regional standards and that it is "pretty clear" the results reflected the views of the Algerian people.

However, the Kabyle population boycotted the elections following the Arouch directives, only 10% (officially) of them went to vote.


Candidate Party Votes %
Abdelaziz Bouteflika National Rally for Democracy 8,651,723 84.99
Ali Benflis National Liberation Front 653,951 6.42
Abdallah Djaballah Movement for National Reform 511,526 5.02
Said Sadi Rally for Culture and Democracy 197,111 1.94
Louisa Hanoune Workers' Party 101,630 1.00
Ali Fawzi Rebaine Ahd 54 63,761 0.63
Invalid/blank votes 329,075
Total 10,508,777 100
Registered voters/turnout 18,097,255 58.07
Source: IFES