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Algeria’s Electoral Commission Proclaims Former PM Tebboune Winner of Presidential Election

Algerian demonstrators take to the streets in the capital Algiers to reject the presidential elections, in Algiers, Algeria,…

Large crowds of protesters turned out in the capital, Algiers, on Friday despite word from the country’s electoral commission that former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune won a resounding victory in the presidential election.

Commission head Mohammed Sharfi said the preliminary results showed that Tebboune won 4,950,000 votes, or 58.15% of all ballots cast.

Sharfi said second-place finisher Abdel Qader Ben Grina captured 1,500,000, or 17%.

Official figures put voter turnout at 40% for Thursday’s election, although many analysts said the real number was probably much lower.

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