Thousands march in protest as former PM Abdelmadjid Tebboune elected as Algerian president

A former prime minister was elected Algeria‚Äôs new president in a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but protesters who toppled his predecessor marched again on Friday, vowing their movement would not stop. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, 74, campaigned as a technocrat who had proven his integrity by being sacked for falling out with… Read More Thousands march in protest as former PM Abdelmadjid Tebboune elected as Algerian president

Algerian protesters demand cancellation of December 12 presidential election

Hundreds of Algerians marched in the capital Algiers late on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on the authorities to cancel a December 12 presidential election. Weekly protests have taken place on Tuesdays and Fridays since February, but demonstrators appear eager to increase their street presence in the run up to the vote. Marching through the main… Read More Algerian protesters demand cancellation of December 12 presidential election

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika set to contest for fifth term

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Sunday he would seek a fifth term in a presidential election set for April 18, the state news agency APS reported on Sunday, putting an end to months of uncertainty caused by his poor health. 81-year-old Bouteflika who has been in office since 1999 but has been seen in… Read More Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika set to contest for fifth term

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria on Friday announced a presidential election for April 18 without indicating whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would stand, following calls for his nomination by a loyal ruling caste of businessmen, trade unions and the military. The 81-year old leader, who has been in office since 1999 and rarely been seen in public since suffering… Read More Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18