Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Algeria’s Presidential Election

April 25, 2014

  1. 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 voters22,880,678 people
    Number of voters11,600,984 people
    Number of eligible votes10,468,848 votes
    Number of ineligible votes1,132,136 votes
    Voter turnout50.70%

    1. Abdelaziz Bouteflika8,531,311 votes(81.49%)
    2. Ali Benflis1,288,338 votes(12.31%)
    3. Abdelaziz Belaid328,030 votes(3.13%)
    4. Louisa Hanoune157,792 votes(1.51%)
    5. Ali Fawzi Rebaine105,223 votes(1.06%)
    6. Moussa Touati58,154 votes(0.56%)

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)