Opposition parties refused to back the appointment of the seasoned establishment insider and boycotted the session, as thousands of students protested against him in Algiers.
The Algerian prosecutor’s office Sunday requested 20-year prison sentences for several former politicians accused of corruption, including two prime ministers who served under ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, local media reported.
An Algerian court sentenced two former prime ministers to long jail terms on Tuesday in the first of a series of high-profile corruption trials launched after longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April.
A big crowd of protesters marched through central Algiers on Wednesday to demand that a presidential election planned for Thursday be cancelled, chanting that they would not vote in a poll they regard as a charade.
Mass protest movement views election as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in power. Police disperse crowd on streets in central Algiers with sticks in but then fell back as more protesters arrive.
Tebboune, 74, took 58.15 per cent of the vote, trouncing his four fellow contenders, commission chairman Mohamed Charfi announced.
Celebrated Algerian author Abdelouahab Aissaoui discussed his novel The Spartan Court, winner of the 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, IPAF, during the latest Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) virtual session.
Local media reported, “Today the car of a merchant in an open field market in Mostaganem, Algeria, caught fire due to a malfunction. His colleagues collected double the amount of cash required to get him a replacement before the fire was put out!”
As Algeria celebrated its 60th year of independence — a long violent battle was fought between France and Algeria because France refused to read the new reality that the time