Algeria to hold presidential election this year: interim president

Algeria to hold presidential election this year: interim president
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  • calendar-gray 16 September 2019

Algeria will hold a presidential election on Dec. 12, interim President Abdelkader Bensalah said in a televised speech on Sunday, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

Weekly mass demonstrations forced veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in April, leaving Algeria in constitutional limbo and facing a stand off between the protesters and the army-backed government.

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