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Algeria pardons over 100 prisoners under presidential amnesty

Algeria pardons over 100 prisoners under presidential amnesty

AFRICA, ALGERIA, FREEDOM, NORTHERN AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, PRESIDENT, PRISON
30 detainees with final verdict, 71 others who did not receive sentence to be released as of July 21 Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune pardoned 101 people Wednesday who were imprisoned for taking part in anti-government protests. A total of 30 detainees with a final verdict and 71 others who did not receive a sentence due to their activities during the protests by the Hirak movement were pardoned, according to Algerian state television, which cited a statement from the Presidency. Prisoners pardoned by Tebboune on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha will be released as of the evening of July 21, the statement said. In March, Tebboune issued a decree calling for early parliamentary elections on June 12, less than a month after dissolving the People's Na...
Polls open in Algeria’s tense general elections

Polls open in Algeria’s tense general elections

AFRICA, ALGERIA, DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS, GOVERNMENT, NORTHERN AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, POLITICS, SUB SAHARA REGION
Polls opened in Algeria on Saturday for a tense election. It's the first legislative polls since former long time President Bouteflika was forced from office in 2019. His replacement President Tebboune says the vote is to tackle corruption and build a "new Algeria". Some 24 million Algerians are called upon to elect the 407 deputies of the National People's Assembly for a five-year term. Voters will have more than 13,000 candidates to choose from- more than half of them listed as an independent. This is the first time that such a large number of independents have come forward to face contenders endorsed by parties largely discredited and held responsible for the crisis in the country. These newcomers, with a vague affiliation, could establish themselves as a new forc...
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