Algeria's president sworn in while the protesters are protesting

Protesters on the streets call the country's new president for illegitimate and requires reckoning with the corrupt system. the 74-year-old Abdelmadjid Tebbo

Algeria's president sworn in while the protesters are protesting

Protesters on the streets call the country's new president for illegitimate and requires reckoning with the corrupt system.

the 74-year-old Abdelmadjid Tebboune is sworn in as the new president of Algeria.

He takes over from its predecessor, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Tens of thousands of protesters were in connection with the elections a week ago on the streets to protest against the regime, which they consider inept and corrupt.

Through the ten months, there have been weekly demonstrations in the country.

Tebboune is the former prime minister, and he got a little over 58 percent of the votes in the first ballot, which was not necessary with a second round.

a total Of five candidates was drawn up. They had all been in the 82-year-old Bouteflikas control.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika went in april as a result of mass demonstrations against the regime.

the Turnout was nearly 40 percent. This means that six out of ten voters abstained.

Demonstrators from the protest movement Hirak think it is small with the renewal under the new leader.

the Movement has demanded that ministers and officials from the Bouteflikas control also need to be replaced.

After the election, Tebboune extended the hand towards the protest movement to seek dialogue.

He has promised to appoint younger ministers and promote a new constitution.

Yet the protesters continue on the streets with banners, which they call Tebboune "illegitimate".

- He (Tebboune, red.) does not represent the Hirak and has no legitimacy. The protests must continue until the people become the decision-maker, says one of the protesters, 24-year-old Slimane Hachoud, to Reuters.

the Protesters are demanding militærgeneralen Ahmed Gaed Salahs departure, just as they also demand the release of detained protesters and politicians from the opposition.

Algeria is dependent on revenue from oil exports, and the low prices of crude oil have forced the country to its knees economically.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 06:00

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