Algerian legislative election, 1962
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Constituent Assembly elections were held in Algeria on 28 September 1962, the first since independence in July. The Assembly was to have a one-year mandate to draw up and promulgate a constitution. A single list of 196 National Liberation Front candidates was put to voters to approve, 180 of which were Arabs and 16 of which were of European origin. A reported 99.7% voted in favour, with a turnout of 83.8%.
The constitution was approved in a referendum in September 1963, and the mandate of the Assembly was extended by a year in accordance with article 77. However, President Ahmed Ben Bella froze the Assembly's activities and assumed full powers on 3 October 1963, and elections were not held until 1977.
|National Liberation Front||5,267,324||99.7||196|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
- The National People's Assembly Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria in Jakarta
- Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p55 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
- Algeria, State Institutions European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation