Presidential election in Algeria

We will remember one thing of this election : Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins without making a campaign !

He's not in a good health and doesn't speak neither on tv neither on meetings.

However, he had this time a very serious challenger with Ali Benflis, former prime minister who seemed to be very popular in some regions in Algeria.

Anyway, at the end, it's always the same story, the system is winning : 81% for Bouteflika and 12% for Ali Benflis !

Nothing change in the algerian democracy...

Lors de cette élection présidentielle, on retiendra un fait marquant : Abdelaziz Bouteflika gagne sans faire campagne.

Il remporte le scrutin et s'offre un 4ème mandat à la tête du pays. Ainsi en ont décidé les services de sécurité au plus haut sommet de l'état.

Bien que prévisible, le résultat de cette élection montre à quel point il sera difficile de voir dans ce pays un scrutin se jouer à la régulière.

C'est pourtant ce qu'avaient cru voir observateurs et journalistes lors de la campagne du principal rival du président, Ali Benflis.

Cet ancien premier ministre a mené une campagne energique à travers tout le pays et semblait jouir d'une certaine popularité.

A l'annonce des résultats, les autorités lui ont concédé un score officiel à 2 chiffres (12%), loin tout de même derrière les 81% du candidat-président.

 

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Presidential election in Algeria

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Algiers. President Bouteflika's supporters office
Bouteflika's poster in Algiers
Bouteflika's poster in Algiers
Algiers. Ali Benflis posters
Boutefika's political meeting at La Coupole, near Algiers
Boutefika's political meeting at La Coupole, near Algiers
Boutefika's political meeting at La Coupole, near Algiers
Boutefika's political meeting at La Coupole, near Algiers
Boutefika's political meeting at La Coupole, near Algiers
Boutefika's political meeting at La Coupole, near Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
Ali Benflis meeting at Rouiba, 15 km from Algiers
In Algiers, Police stops an attempt of demonstration of the opposition movement "Barakat" (means "that's enough !")
In Algiers, Police stops an attempt of demonstration of the opposition movement "Barakat" (means "that's enough !")
In Algiers, Police stops an attempt of demonstration of the opposition movement "Barakat" (means "that's enough !")
In Algiers, Police stops an attempt of demonstration of the opposition movement "Barakat" (means "that's enough !")
In Algiers, Police stops an attempt of demonstration of the opposition movement "Barakat" (means "that's enough !")
In Algiers, Police stops an attempt of demonstration of the opposition movement "Barakat" (means "that's enough !")
In Algiers, Police stops an attempt of demonstration of the opposition movement "Barakat" (means "that's enough !")
Meeting of musicians and artists in several places in Algiers. A pacific (and tolerated) way to express a need of change and freedom
Meeting of musicians and artists in several places in Algiers. A pacific (and tolerated) way to express a need of change and freedom
Algiers, Port Said square
Election day : ballots for Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Ali Benflis
Vote place in Algiers
Ali Benflis headquarters. On tv, the face of Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Ali Benflis headquarters. At this moment, he knows that the election is lost
Ali Benflis speaking with journalists after his defeat
Bouteflika's supporters, in the streets of Algiers to celebrate the victory
Bouteflika's supporters, in the streets of Algiers to celebrate the victory
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