The former prime minister, is the new president of Algeria

Thousands of demonstrators are expected again on Friday to demonstrate in Algeria in protest against the presidential elections. Algeria's former prime minis

The former prime minister, is the new president of Algeria

Thousands of demonstrators are expected again on Friday to demonstrate in Algeria in protest against the presidential elections.

Algeria's former prime minister, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has won Thursday's presidential election with 58 percent of the vote.

It illuminates the country's election commission on Friday.

the Turnout was nearly 40 percent.

This means that six out of ten voters abstained. It is the highest number since Algeria achieved independence from France in 1962, adding the resignation of the electoral commission chairman, Mohammed Sharafi.

Friday is expected thousands of demonstrators re-occupy the streets of the capital Algiers in order to show their opposition to the choice.

the Protesters believe that the election is a travesty, and that it aims to pursue the deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflikas authoritarian regime.

There stood five candidates on the ballot by Thursday's elections. But the opposition believes that they are all "children of the regime" under Bouteflika.

Opponents of the ousted regime had called for a boycott of Thursday's election.

The 82-year-old Bouteflika was forced from power in april, two months after the big weekly demonstrations began. They have taken place ever since.

the Protesters are demanding that ministers and officials from the Bouteflikas control also need to be replaced.

Thursday was the tens of thousands of people on the street to new protests on the election day itself.

A single place in Algiers, stormed the protesters to a polling station and prevented in a half-hour people to come in and vote.

The newly elected president of the Tebboune, who was sacked by Bouteflika in 2017 to have criticised people in the president's inner circle, gets a difficult task at all, to be accepted by the voters in the north african country, writes the news agency AFP.

Many citizens view government as inept, corrupt and unable to get the country's economy on the right track and create jobs for especially the young people.

/ritzau/Reuters

Date Of Update: 14 December 2019, 05:00

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