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Algeria Inaugurates New President Rejected by Protesters

Algeria’s new president pledged Thursday to introduce presidential term limits and bring more young people into politics, as he tries to win over a pro-democracy movement that boycotted his election and forced out his long-serving predecessor.

The gas-rich North African nation inaugurated Abdelmadjid Tebboune as president Thursday in a pomp-filled ceremony.

Members of Algeria’s governing elite hope Tebboune helps the country turn the page on 10 months of peaceful but persistent protests that have threatened their legitimacy and stalled the economy. Many protesters reject Tebboune as part of a discredited elite, and want a new political system instead.

Tebboune, a 74-year-old former read more >>>

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