Algeria’s ruling political party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), has won the legislative elections held on Saturday with 105 seats of the 407 seats in parliament, according to the head of the electoral authority.
The FLN’s share of the seats has recorded a significant decline compared to the last elections. It lost more than 50 seats and controls a quarter of the elected members of the new assembly.
The Islamist Movement of Society for Peace (MSP) party won 64 seats and independent candidates 78 seats.
Saturday’s vote also followed a presidential election in 2019 and a referendum on an amended constitution last year.
The electoral body said 5.6 million voters out of more than 24 million voters took part in the exercise. It is the lowest turnout recorded in at least 20 years for legislative elections.