Algerian presidential election, 1995

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Algerian presidential election, 1995
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16 November 1995 → 1999

  Liamine Zeroual.jpg
Nominee Liamine Zeroual Mahfoud Nahnah
Party Independent MSP
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Popular vote 7 088 616 2 971 974
Percentage 61,34 % 25,6 %

President before election

Chadli Bendjedid

Elected President

Liamine Zéroual

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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, head of the High Council of State at the time, who won 61% of the vote. The Armed Islamic Group of Algeria threatened to kill anyone who voted, with the slogan "one vote, one bullet", but (official) 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 of 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, p.60 ISBN 0-19-829645-2