Democracy in Algeria

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

5.5 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

3.56 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

128

Polity IV 2016

Score:

2

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Open Anocracy

 

Political System

System of Government Semi-Presidential
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2014
Next Presidential Election 2019
Presidential Term Limits None
System of appointment to legislature

Lower Chamber: party list proportional representation through multi-seat constituencies (Wilaya)

Upper Chamber: two thirds indirectly elected and one third appointed by president

Last Legislative Election

2017

Next Legislative Election

2022

Number of Seats in Legislature Lower Chamber: 462Upper Chamber: 144
Female quota, representation in lower house Yes: Reserved seats

 

Results

Last presidential election (2014)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round not needed
 Abdelaziz Bouteflika 81.53
Ali Benflis 12.18
Abdelaziz Belaid 3.36
Louisa Hanoune 1.37
Ali Fawzi Rebaine 0.99
Moussa Touati 0.56

Last legislative election (2017)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
National Liberation Front 25.99 164
National Rally for Democracy 14.91 100
MSP–FC 6.09 33
Rally for Hope for Algeria 4.18 19
Future Front 4.11 14
Algerian Popular Movement 3.73 13
Ennahda–FJD 3.70 15
Workers’ Party 2.97 11
Socialist Forces Front 2.36 14
National Republican Alliance 1.87 6
Freedom and Justice Party 1.37 2
New Dawn 1.28 1
Dignity Party 1.26 3
Movement for National Reform 1.19 1
El Fath 1.07 1
Rally for Culture and Democracy 1.02 9
National Front for Social Justice 0.99 1
Party of Youth 0.98 2
Movement of National Understanding 0.80 4
New Algeria Front 0.76 1
Ahd 54 0.65 2
Republican Patriotic Rally 0.63 2
El-Infitah Movement 0.59 2
National Struggle Front 0.54 2
Union of Democratic and Social Forces 0.52 1
National Front for Freedom 0.49 1
Free Democratic Front 0.45 2
National Party for Solidarity and Development 0.44 2
Party of Algerian Renewal 0.38 1
National Assembly Union 0.27 1
National Union for Development 0.23 1
National Movement of Algerian Workers 0.22 1
Movement of Free Citizens 0.22 1
Equity and Proclamation Party 0.21 1
Algerian National Front  

 

13.54

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Other parties 0
Independents 28

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