Algeria's top court affirms election of president-elect Abdelkader Tebboune

Algeria’s Constitutional Council has confirmed Abdelkader Tebboune as the new president of Africa’s largest country for the next five years — despite mass protests challenging his election last week.

Tebboune won the vote in the first round with 58% of the vote, the head of the Constitutional Council announced on state television Monday. The other four candidates didn’t contest the result.

The constitutional body said the vote was carried out in a “good climate” — and didn’t mention the protes…

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