Algerian has conducted a peaceful egislative election on 10th May 2012.
Reports say Algeria declared its ruling party the winner of a parliamentary election. The country’s ruling National Liberation Front won 220 seats. An alliance of moderate won 66 seats and disputed the results.
Algeria’s country’s Constitutional Council will have 10 days to officially ratify the results.
Poll reveals that the National Alliance Party party of Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia claimed second place with 68 seats, the Green Alliance won 48, the Socialists won 21, and the Worker’s Party won 20.
Today, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton congratulates the people of Algeria on this week’s elections.
She says the Government of Algeria invited international and non-governmental organizations to send observation missions and conducted elections that provided the Algerian people with the opportunity to express their will.
“These elections – and the high number of women elected – are a welcome step in Algeria’s progress toward democratic reform.” -Ms. Clinton
Ms. Clinton stresses that the United States looks forward to working together with the newly elected National Popular Assembly and to continuing to strengthen its ties with the government and the people of Algeria.
United States and Algeria have a long history of partnering to promote security and stability in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Algerian Government has already initiated comprehensive reforms to address the democratic and economic aspirations of Algerians.
On 24 February 2011, the government lifted its 19-year-old state of emergency, avoiding the kind of popular uprising and protest seen in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
Algeria became the largest country in Africa, after 9 July 2011, after Southern Sudan seceded from Sudan.