Algeria opposition gains more seats

2012-05-25 13:33
Algiers - Algeria's Constitutional Council has given final seat tallies from the 10 May parliamentary elections resulting in a slight gain for the opposition.

The pro-government National Liberation Front lost 17 seats, but with its ally the National Democratic Rally, still holds a commanding majority in the 462-member parliament with 204 and 69 seats respectively.

The big winners from the readjustment were the secular Socialist Forces Front, which jumped from 21 to 27 seats and the leftist Workers' Party, which jumped from 17 to 24 seats.

An alliance of Islamist parties gained two seats for a total of 50.

The new parliament will have its inaugural session on Saturday.

Algeria bucked the Arab Spring trend in its election with Islamists doing poorly and the parties of the status quo winning overwhelmingly.

Read more on:    algeria  |  north africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Prince George the green prince?

Prince Charles hopes his grandson's love of the outdoors will become a passion for the environment.



One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer
Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods – What climate change really means for us

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly


The full moon energy can be quite intense today as your emotions fight against reason. It is important to ground your ideas more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.