El-Moustakbel Front (Future)

  • Name - Original language & name in English: جبهة المستقبل (Arabic), Front El Moustakbel (French), El-Moustakbel Front (English)
  • Year founded: 2012
  • Ideology: Nationalist, Centrist
  • Current leader & function: Abdelaziz Belaid (president)
  • Number of seats in parliament (lower house): 2
  • Currently in government or in opposition: In opposition
  • Legal status: Legal political party
  • Link to official party website: http://www.frontelmoustakbal.dz/
  • Observations: One of Algeria's newest political parties, El Moustakbel has not as yet made much of a mark either politically or ideologically. The party was founded by Abdelaziz Belaid, previously a two-time MP for the FLN and former head of the Algerian National Youth Union. Belaid was a backer of Ali Benflis in the 2004 presidential elections, consequently falling out of favour with President Bouteflika and becoming the target of a corruption investigation. He returned to the FLN's fold in 2011, only to then quit to found the El Moustakbel the following year.