Presidential election / Algeria: Algerians contest Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s victory.

It is done! We now know the outcome of the presidential election in Algeria: former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune who emerged

victorious in the first round. However, the news does not seem to be the taste of some Algerians who invaded the streets of Algiers, to

dispute these results.

The Algerian electoral commission announced earlier on Friday that the 74-year-old former prime minister emerged victorious with 58% of

the vote, according to preliminary results. Mohammed Charfi, president of the said commission, also indicated that the participation rate in

the consultation is 40%, one of the lowest ever recorded during an election in Algeria. This is due to the fact that the demonstrators called

for a boycott of the event.

Some protesters say that “Tebboune is worse than Bouteflika. He is known to be one of the thieves “while others maintain that” we did not

vote and we will not back down. “Protesters who occupied central Algiers, the Algerian capital, on Friday have pledged to continue their

campaign for the complete dismantling of the political establishment after Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s victory in Thursday’s election, reports

the Vanguard.