Algeria’s parliament to elect interim president

Mass protests forced the ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit

The Algerian parliament is due to elect an interim president following the forced resignation of the 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Protesters are planning to take to the streets once more to demand a shake-up of the entire political system, and for more heads to roll.

“They are not delusional and they know that the remaining weapon is to keep pressure, to keep protesting,” protester Farah Souames told BBC Newsday.

Ms Souames said they do not trust the team set up to organise elections within 90 days as it was the same one that would have overseen Mr Bouteflika’s re-election.

“People are not trusting this and they don’t want these people,” Ms Souames added.

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Source: BBC

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