Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Algeria’s Presidential Election
April 25, 2014
On April 17 (local time) a presidential election was held in the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, and incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was reelected. The Government of Japan welcomes that this election was held peacefully, and hopes that under President Bouteflika, political, economic and social reforms move forward based on the will of Algeria’s nationals.
(1) This presidential election was held after the end of President Bouteflika’s term. Six candidates stood in the election, including incumbent President Bouteflika, and voting took place on April 17.
(2) Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Tayeb Belaiz announced the provisional results at a press conference on April 18. Then, on April 23, President of the Constitutional Council Mourad Medelci announced that President Bouteflika’s reelection had been confirmed, based on the following results:
Outline of final results in Algeria’s presidential election
Total number of eligible voters ： 22,880,678 people Number of voters ： 11,600,984 people Number of eligible votes ： 10,468,848 votes Number of ineligible votes ： 1,132,136 votes Voter turnout ： 50.70%
1. Abdelaziz Bouteflika ： 8,531,311 votes (81.49%) 2. Ali Benflis ： 1,288,338 votes (12.31%) 3. Abdelaziz Belaid ： 328,030 votes (3.13%) 4. Louisa Hanoune ： 157,792 votes (1.51%) 5. Ali Fawzi Rebaine ： 105,223 votes (1.06%) 6. Moussa Touati ： 58,154 votes (0.56%)