Bouteflika elected in Algeria – turnout is low
Activities began early, even prior to the outcomes of the Algerian presidential election were released, but followers of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power for 15 years, were confident he’d provide a fourth five-year period.
And thus initial results demonstrated, with 81.53% of the election, though scarcely half the electorate proved, just 51.7%.
Bouteflika it has problems talking since a stroke this past year, though his supporters insist he it is in control and stays sharp and has lost flexibility, however the opposition complained of “stage-managed” fraud. Closest rival Ali Benflis gained just over 12%.
“I let you know, my fellow people that I’ll by no means and on no account take the outcomes out of this fake occasion,” he told a group.
Bouteflika has offered a “renewed republic”, containing constitutional reform designed to strengthen prime ministerial powers and parliamentary and economic reforms. He’s stated his generation’s period has passed, and younger people should dominate at the very top.