Category Archives: Argélia

Former PM declared Algeria president, but thousands protest again

Via: Aljazeera

Thousands of protesters have gathered on the streets of Algeria’s capital after former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was declared the winner of Algeria’s presidential election. Tebboune – who also served as housing minister under Abdelaziz Bouteflika – the former president forced to step down in April following mass protests – won 58.15 percent of Thursday’s vote, according to preliminary results announced on Friday. The 74-year-old’s closest rival, Abdelkader Bengrina, came second with 17.38 percent. Former Prime Minister Ali Benflis was third, with 10.55 percent, while former Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi came in fourth place, with 7.26 percent. Abdelaziz Belaid, the head of el Moustakbal party, obtained 6.66 percent..

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Algeria presidential election: Five candidates announced

Via: Aljazeera

Algeria’s electoral authority has said the country’s presidential election next month will be contested by five candidates – all part of the political establishment that has drawn the ire of months-long protests demanding the departure of the ruling elite. The contenders are former Prime Ministers Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Ali Benflis, former Culture Minister Azzedine Mihoubi, former Tourism Minister Abdelkader Bengrine and Abdelaziz Belaid, head of the El Mostakbal Movement party. Mohamed Chorfi, the head of the electoral body, told reporters in the capital, Algiers, on Sunday that the final list of candidates for the December 12 poll will be passed to the constitutional council for final validation.

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Algerian army chief: Won’t back any leader in presidential polls

Via: Aljazeera

Algeria’s powerful army chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah, has said the military will not back any candidate in a presidential election set for December to choose a successor to ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.”We affirm that only the people will pick the next president through ballot boxes, and the army will not support anyone,” a defence ministry statement quoted Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah as saying on Sunday.

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