Algeria declares former PM winner of presidential election

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria’s new president on Friday (December 13)– with authorities hopeful his appointment will end months of turmoil. The 74-year-old campaigned as a ‘technocrat’ – who had proven his integrity by being sacked for falling out with powerful business tycoons after just three months serving as prime minister in 2017 under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Who demonstrators successfully toppled in April. Thousands have once again taken to the streets to protest the military-backed elite that has ruled Algeria for decades. Warning their movement won’t stop.

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