Abdallah Djaballah

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Saad Abdallah Djaballah
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Personal details
Born May 2, 1956
Skikda, Algeria
Political party Justice and Development Party
Religion Sunni Islam

Saad Abdallah Djaballah (Arabic: سعد عبدالله جابالله‎‎, born May 2, 1956 in Skikda) is an Algerian politician and leader of the Movement for National Reform [1] (Ḥarakat al-Iṣlāḥ al-Waṭaniyy, also known as the MRN and El-Islah), an Islamist political party that he led in a breakout from the Islamic Renaissance Party (al-Nahda), which he had created but lost control over.[2] Djaballah stood for the presidency twice, in 1999 and 2004. In the former contest, he withdrew along with all other opposition candidates just hours before voting commenced.[1] In 2004, he came in third place in the elections, with about 5 percent of the vote.[3]

On November 25, 2011 Djaballah announced the formation of the new Justice and Development Front.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Algeria's presidential challengers". BBC. 2004-04-09. Retrieved 2006-11-16. 
  2. ^ Dillman, Bradford (2002-06-11). "Algeria's Parliamentary Elections: Lessons for US Policy in the Arab World". Middle East Institute. Archived from the original on 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2006-11-16. 
  3. ^ Volpi, Frédéric. "Algeria 2004: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose". Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE). Retrieved 2006-11-16. 
  4. ^ Jihadwatch 11/26/2011