Algeria: Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Elections

While the Western world reportedly believes the election results are "a step in the right direction", the country's opposition thinks the ruling party rigged the polls.


  • Algeria:  Ruling National Liberation Front Wins Election

    Radio France Internationale, 12 May 2012

    Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front has won legislative elections in a blow for the Islamists who were hoping to ride on the Arab Spring's tide of democratic more »

  • Algeria:  Low Turnout Feared in General Election

    Radio France Internationale, 10 May 2012

    Algeria's state-run television showed crowds rushing to vote in as polls opened Thursday's general election but commentators predict a high abstention rate, perhaps even higher... read more »


  • Algeria:  Hope Dwindles Ahead of Elections

    Inter Press Service, 8 May 2012

    "Is that your photo on the poster?" a policeman asked a woman standing in front of an electoral campaign board in Algiers. "Why do you ask?" she inquired. "Because only the... read more »

  • Algeria:  What Arab Spring?

    Daily Maverick, 10 May 2012

    Algeria goes to the polls on Thursday to elect a new parliament. With some bravado, the Algerian government has promoted these elections in advertisements as "Algeria's Spring",... read more »

  • Algeria:  Hope and Uncertainty As Algerians Go to Vote

    Institute for Security Studies, 7 May 2012

    On May 10th, parliamentary elections will be held in Algeria. These elections are not only marked by an early campaign that started in January, but they could also bring profound... read more »

  • Algeria:  Call for Free Association Ahead of Polls

    UN News Service, 4 May 2012

    An independent United Nations expert today urged the Algerian authorities to make the most of the opportunity offered by legislative elections next week, to ensure that the new... read more »



More than twenty million people are eligible to vote.