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President Abdelmadjid Tebboune faces another test as Algerians vote

Algerians vote on Saturday in local elections seen as key in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune‘s push to turn the page on the two-decade rule of late president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. But despite official campaigns urging Algerians to “make their mark”, the vote for municipal and provincial councils has sparked little public interest.

Observers are predicting a low turnout, as with a string of poorly attended votes since the Hirak pro-democracy protest movement that drove Bouteflika from power in April 2019.

The North African country’s rulers are trying to “impose their will despite the embarrassing results of previous elections”, said analyst Mohamed Hennad. But he said voters saw the exercise as producing “an electoral mandate stripped of any political content”.

Saturday’s poll will be the third vote in the country under Tebboune, who has vowed to reform state institutions inherited from Bouteflika, who died in September at the age of 84. But despite official campaigns urging Algerians to “make their mark”, the vote for municipal and provincial councils has sparked little public interest.

Observers are predicting a low turnout, as with a string of poorly attended votes since the Hirak pro-democracy protest movement that drove Bouteflika from power in April 2019.

The North African country’s rulers are trying to “impose their will despite the embarrassing results of previous elections”, said analyst Mohamed Hennad. But he said voters saw the exercise as producing “an electoral mandate stripped of any political conten

Saturday’s poll will be the third vote in the country under Tebboune, who has vowed to reform state institutions inherited from Bouteflika, who died in September at the age of 84. He has vowed to “build the institutions of the state on a solid foundation” and break with Bouteflika-era local and regional elections marred by widespread claims of fraud.

Source: eNCA

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