Interim Algerian president Announces Date for New Elections

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©MOHAMED MESSARA/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07493482 President of Algerian Council of the Nation (upper house of parliament) Abdelkader Bensalah attends a joint parliament session at the Palais des Nations in Algiers, Algeria, 09 April 2019. Algerian lawmakers of the two houses of the Parliament, the Council of the Nation and the People’s National Assembly, held a joint session and named Bensalah as interim president after the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika on 02 April. According to constitutional rules, Bensalah will assume a 90-day interim presidency. EPA-EFE/MOHAMED MESSARA

Algeria’s newly appointed interim president Abdelkader Bensalah announced that elections in the North African country will be held on the 4th of July shortly after his appointment yesterday according to state media.

Bensalah cannot run in the elections promised his interim administration would do everything it can to ensure the coming elections are free and fair.

Algerian youth remain in the streets demanding the total dismantling of the previous administration with immediate effect close to two weeks after the country’s president resigned.

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