sábado, 19 de abril de 2014

The expected victory of Bouteflika in Algeria

Unsurprisingly, Abdelaziz Bouteflika won the presidential elections in Algeria.

The official results to point to a landslide victory with about 82 percent of the vote.

In power for 15 years, the 77-year-old politician, still recovering from a stroke, left behind five candidates and will now enter the fourth term in front of the gas-rich country.

Various movements and parties appealed for a boycott of the ballot.

There were also accusations of fraud. The former head of the Government and second most votes, with just over 12% of the votes, Ali Benflis declared that will not "accept the result of this fraudulent election," because "recognize it would be an accomplice to fraud," he said, having already classified the scrutiny of "Alliance between fraud, suspicious money and media purchased".

Already the movement of society for peace, the country's main Islamic training, ensures that the winner was the abstention.

According to the party, the non-participation rate surpassed 20%, compared with the approximately 52% indicated by the Ministry of the Interior.

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