FFS official Hassen Ferli blamed the party’s communications team in Bordj Bou Arreridj for the “regrettable” posters.
“The FFS vigorously condemns this practice which is incompatible with the party’s values,” he said in a statement carried onlocal media.
The party was committed to equality between men and women, the statement said.
Algeria is not the only country in which women running for parliament have had their faces concealed on election posters. In the 2011/2012 Egyptian parliamentary polls, Salafist parties used the image of a flower instead of the female candidates’ actual photos.