2004 Algerian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Algeria on 8 April 2004.[1] Incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected with 85% of the vote.

2004 Algerian presidential election

← 1999 8 April 2004 2009 →
Registered18,097,255
Turnout58.07%
  Bouteflika (Algiers, Feb 2006).jpeg Ali Benflis 2014 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Abdelaziz Bouteflika Ali Benflis
Party RND FLN
Popular vote 8,651,723 653,951
Percentage 84.99% 6.42%

President before election

Abdelaziz Bouteflika
FLN

Elected President

Abdelaziz Bouteflika
FLN

CandidatesEdit

ConductEdit

There were about 130 official foreign observers in Algeria for these elections, which followed more than a decade of civil conflict. Delegations of observers came from the Arab League, the African Union, the United Nations, the European Parliament and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

An OSCE spokesman said its small election monitoring team observed no obvious electoral fraud, and that the election, while not perfect, was excellent by regional standards and that it is "pretty clear" the results reflected the views of the Algerian people.

However, the Kabyle population boycotted the elections following the Arouch directives, only 10% (officially) of them went to vote.

ResultsEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Abdelaziz BouteflikaNational Rally for Democracy8,651,72384.99
Ali BenflisNational Liberation Front653,9516.42
Abdallah DjaballahMovement for National Reform511,5265.02
Said SadiRally for Culture and Democracy197,1111.94
Louisa HanouneWorkers' Party101,6301.00
Ali Fawzi RebaineAhd 5463,7610.63
Total10,179,702100.00
Valid votes10,179,70296.87
Invalid/blank votes329,0753.13
Total votes10,508,777100.00
Registered voters/turnout18,097,25558.07
Source: IFES

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