Algeria’s Electoral Commission Proclaims Former PM Tebboune Winner of Presidential Election
|12/14/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
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.