The women-led Hirak movement in Algeria called for a boycott of the parliamentary elections, citing repression and “old-guard” networks. The turnout for the elections, the first since Bouteflika’s removal from office in 2019, was, however, slow amid the boycott. This article is published by Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
Algeria’s election authority head Mohamed Chorfi said late on Saturday that the turnout in the country’s parliamentary elections had reached 30.2%.
The vote, earlier in the day, was the first legislative poll since former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted.
The vote to select 407 parliamentarians for five years was called amid renewed reform protests.
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