December 26 - First round of parliamentary elections; FIS wins 188 of the 232 (of 429) seats decided on the first ballot, putting it far ahead of any other party. FFS wins 25 seats, while the ex-ruling party, FLN, wins just 15.
January 3 - The second round of Algeria's general elections is cancelled. President Chadli Bendjedid forced to resign.
December 27 - main foreign airlines stop flights to Algeria.
January 14 - Representatives of FIS, FFS, and FLN (and some smaller parties) sign the Sant'Egidio platform (text) in Rome, seeing it as a blueprint for ending the conflict. The Algerian government found its provisions unacceptable, and did not sign.
February 21 - Serkadji prison mutiny; 4 guards and 96 prisoners killed in a day and a half, following an escape attempt and prison mutiny in a high-security prison for people charged with or convicted of terrorism.
June 5 - Parliamentary elections. The newly created pro-government RND comes first, with 156/380 seats, followed by the Islamist MSP (69) and the former single party FLN (62); these top three form a coalition government. Zeroual remains president.