Karim Tabbou was one of the most-recognisable faces during unprecedented mass rallies, led by the Hirak pro-democracy movement, that began in February 2019.
In spite of low expected voter turn-out, the regime is expected to ignore protestor demands and do its best to claim a win for stability.
Demonstrators converged on Algiers in the thousands for a massive anti-government rally called to coincide with official celebrations of the anniversary of the war that won Algeria's independence from France.
Faced with a loss of leverage after elections or jail for opposing it, Algerians feel the country is not ready for elections.
As protests enter their seventh month, Algerians continue to demonstrate for change, justice and accountability. Whether they will receive it is another question.
Algeria’s fate is clouded with uncertainty as unseen forces within its ruling elite battle for supremacy, while doing their best to survive the continuing calls for meaningful change across the country.
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