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Protesters reject Algerian election announcement

Published : Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 65

Algerian security forces form a human barrier in front of demonstrators taking part in a rally in the streets of the capital Algiers on September 17. Algeria is to hold a presidential election on December 12, five months into a political vacuum since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests.	photo : AFP

Algerian security forces form a human barrier in front of demonstrators taking part in a rally in the streets of the capital Algiers on September 17. Algeria is to hold a presidential election on December 12, five months into a political vacuum since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests. photo : AFP

ALGIERS, Sept 17: Hundreds of Algerians marched on Tuesday against an election called for December, chanting "we will not vote until the regime men are removed".
The planned vote has set up a new phase in the showdown between protesters and the state. Mass protests broke out in February, forcing the veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to stand down in April, and have continued every week since then to demand a more thorough purging of the ruling elite.
During the spring and summer, the government detained a host of senior figures on corruption charges, but it has also started to put more pressure on protesters, arresting opposition leaders and deploying more police at demonstrations.
Powerful army chief Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Saleh has for months pushed for an                       election.    -Reuters










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