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Tags: Algeria | Presidential Elections

Restive Algeria to Hold Sole Presidential Debate before Poll

Friday, 06 December 2019 11:38 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Restive Algeria is holding its first — and sole — televised presidential debate Friday, ahead of the consequential Dec. 12 poll.

It is a crucial time for Algeria after nationwide pro-democracy protests forced ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika out of power in April. But the country’s 9-month-old mass movement believes the presidential poll is a sham and fear it will be rigged in favor of the old regime.

Five men — Azzedine Mihoubi, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Abdelkader Bengrina, Ali Benflis and Abdelaziz Belaid — are vying to make their case Friday evening to lead the North African country.

The election is being managed by the long-serving power structure of this oil- and gas-rich country with a strategic role in the Mediterranean region.

Instead of new faces, two of the candidates are former prime ministers and one is a loyalist of Algeria’s influential army chief.

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Restive Algeria is holding its first - and sole - televised presidential debate Friday, ahead of the consequential Dec. 12 poll.It is a crucial time for Algeria after nationwide pro-democracy protests forced ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika out of power in April. But...
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Friday, 06 December 2019 11:38 AM
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