From the Document: "Large peaceful protests forced Algeria's long-standing president to resign in early 2019 and continue to prompt questions about the country's political stability and future. Abdelmadjid Tebboune was declared the winner of presidential elections held on December 12, with historically low turnout of 40%. A previous cabinet minister and prime minister (for a short time in 2017), Tebboune ran as an independent and is seen by some observers as close to military leaders; Algeria's two largest political parties endorsed a rival candidate. Protesters have continued to take to the streets, decrying the election process as illegitimate, Tebboune as representing political continuity, and military leaders for steering the transition process in recent months. Dozens of protesters have been arrested since mid-2019 on various, often vague charges. Police and protesters clashed violently on election day."
CRS In Focus, IF11116
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