Algeria election: Ex-PM to replace Bouteflika after boycotted poll


Former Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been elected president in a vote marred by protests. The 74-year-old succeeds Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced to resign in April after two decades in power.

Mr Tebboune took 58% of the votes in Thursday’s election, according to the head of the electoral commission. Mr Tebboune and the four other candidates were criticised for being closely linked with the rule of Mr Bouteflika.

President Bouteflika stepped down following demonstrations across the country.


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