Algerian PM Abdelaziz Djerad announces resignation

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad resigned on Thursday, opening the door for President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to name a new cabinet, state TV said. A new government will have to tackle a deep financial and economic crisis due to a fall in oil prices. Djerad’s resignation follows a parliamentary election on June 12 that was marked… Read More Algerian PM Abdelaziz Djerad announces resignation

Low turnout recorded as Algerians vote in parliamentary elections

Algeria held parliamentary elections on Saturday that the ruling establishment hopes will turn a page on political unrest amid a crackdown on dissent, but even by mid afternoon few people had voted. Two years after mass demonstrations forced a veteran president to step down in Algeria’s biggest political crisis for decades, the authorities are still… Read More Low turnout recorded as Algerians vote in parliamentary elections