While the government seeks to reassert legitimacy through elections after two years of unrest, the popular protest movement sees the ballot box as a symbol of the regime.
After spurring demonstrations in 2019 to oust veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the "Hirak" movement continued with weekly marches seeking to stop the army from interfering in politics.
Algeria’s president has made token gestures to appease protestors and promised new elections, while being confronted with a popular movement that is a shadow of its former self.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces a government reshuffle and orders the release of 60 detainees of a protest movement that forced his predecessor from power.
Granting himself unparalleled sweeping powers, Tebboune’s new constitution promises an entrenched state that cuts off the public’s legal avenues for change not in line with the executive’s wishes.
From India to Algeria to Lebanon, people are protesting both against their governments and their controversial policies. Here's a quick look into what's happening on the ground.
The election is opposed by a massive protest movement that wants the vote cancelled until the entire ruling elite has been swept from power. Polls opened at 0700 GMT and closed at 1800 GMT.
Noureddine Bedoui was speaking at a news conference in Algiers after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika decided not to run for a fifth term in the face of mass demonstrations.
In a statement, the judges added that they were forming a new association.
The death anniversary of one of Algeria's most revered revolutionaries, Larbi Ben M'Hidi, coincides with massive protests across the country. Has Algeria's elite forgotten the resilience of the spirit that gave them power in the first place?
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