Algerian presidential election, 1995

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Presidential elections were held in Algeria on 16 November 1995, in the midst of the Algerian Civil War. The result was a victory for Liamine Zeroual, who won 61% of the vote. Voter turnout was 74.9%.[1]



Candidate Party Votes %
Liamine Zeroual Independent 7,088,618 61.0
Mahfoud Nahnah Movement for the Society of Peace 2,971,974 25.6
Said Sadi Rally for Culture and Democracy 1,115,796 9.6
Noureddine Boukrouh Party for Algerian Renewal 443,144 3.8
Invalid/blank votes 345,748 -
Total 11,965,280 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


Delegations of observers came from the Arab League, the African Union, and the United Nations, and reported no major problems. The GIA had threatened to kill voters, but the election passed with few attacks. The turnout was high, despite the three largest parties of the previous elections (FIS, FLN, and FFS) calling for a boycott.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p60 ISBN 0-19-829645-2