Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casting his vote on May 10, 2012 in the parliamentary elections. The ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) won the elections with 220 seats., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Ruling party wins Algerian parly elections
Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:00
ALGIERS. — Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) won the parliamentary election in Algeria after obtaining 220 seats in the new parliament, Minister of Interior Daho Ould Kablia announced yesterday. National Democratic Rally (RND), FLN’s ruling partner, came second in the election with 68 seats.
The Islamist Alliance of Green Algeria, formed by three Islamist parties, namely, Islamist Movement of the Society of Peace (MSP), Ennahda (Renaissance) and El-Islah (Reform), came third with 48 seats.
The so-called radical opposition, including the Socialist Forces Front (FFS) and Islamist Front of Justice and Development failed to win a large share of votes.
The FFS came fourth in this election with 21 seats, followed by the Workers’ Party with 20 seats.
The independent lists came fifth with 19 seats.
The parliamentary election in Algeria finished on Thursday, as a total of 24 916 candidates, including 7 700 women from 44 political parties and 186 independent lists competed for 462 seats in the new parliament.
According the Interior Ministry, 21 664 345 Algerians are eligible to vote. — Xinhua.