Abdelaziz Bouteflika re-elected President of the Republic for a fourth term.

election 1

Friday, 18 April 2014 / ALGIERS - President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been re-elected for a fourth term with 81.53% of the votes, Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Tayeb Belaiz said Friday.

He is followed by Ali Benflis, who got 12.18%, (1,244,918 votes), Abdelaziz Belaid obtained 3.36% (343,624 votes), Louisa Hanoune 1.37 (140.253 votes), Ali Fawzi Rebaine 0.99% (101,046 votes) and Moussa Touati 0.56% (57,590 votes).

Many countries, international organizations welcomed the smooth conduct of the presidential election.

election 2

Sunday, 20 April 2014 / ALGIERS - Many countries and international organizations welcomed the successful conduct of the presidential election and the climate of serenity that has characterized it and congratulated President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on his reelection for another five-year term.

Britain, by the voice of his Foreign Secretary William Hague paid tribute to the calm conduct of the presidential election, congratulating President Bouteflika on his re-election for another term.

The British Minister welcomed the commitment of the Algerian authorities to open an "inclusive" dialogue on the constitutional reforms "in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Algerian people", reiterating, moreover, the "commitment" of his country to build a "strong and enduring partnership" with Algeria.

The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, also congratulated the Head of State after his reelection.

French President, François Hollande wished President Bouteflika "every success in fulfilling his important mission."

Hollande has also reiterated France willingness to continue working with the authorities and the people of Algeria in order to deepen the bilateral relationship.

On this occasion, Sheikh Tamim reaffirmed to President Bouteflika, Qatar willingness to continue working together for strengthening the bilateral relations in various fields.

For his part, Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy has sent a congratulatory message to Bouteflika after his reelection to the presidency, wishing him "success" in fulfilling his new mandate.

President Bouteflika has also received a congratulatory message from the Moroccan monarch, King Mohammed VI, in which he expressed his "warm congratulations" on the occasion of his re-election as head of state.

Another message of congratulations was sent by Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki to President Bouteflika, in which he reaffirmed Tunisia readiness to lay the foundations of a new stage in the joint action.

Several other Western and Arab countries congratulated Algeria on its successful vote organizing as well as the serenity and the calm that characterized by electoral event.

Furthermore, Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil El Arabi extended to the Head of State his "warm and sincere congratulations", following his re-election.

The Climate of the presidential election in Algeria was also praised by international organizations such as the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the African Union (AU) and the Global Network for Rights and Development, which sent observer missions to Algeria during this election.