Algerian presidential election, 1979

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Presidential elections were held in Algeria on 7 February 1979, following the death of incumbent Houari Boumediene in December 1978.[1] His replacement as National Liberation Front leader, Chadli Bendjedid, was elected unopposed with 99.4% of the vote, based on a 99% turnout.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Chadli Bendjedid National Liberation Front 7,736,697 99.4
Against 48,938 0.6
Invalid/blank votes 23,803 -
Total 7,809,438 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Algerian History Embassy of Algeria in Kuala Lumpur
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p59 ISBN 0-19-829645-2