Security high as Algeria holds controversial presidential vote

Polls have opened in Algeria today (December 12) in highly controversial elections meant to usher in a new president since the forced resignation of long serving Abdul Aziz Bouteflika early this year.

The polls were delayed by the resignation of Bouteflika amid a mass movement that kicked against the candidature of the ailing leader.

But the protesters have continued their push for a postponement of the vote with weekly protests even after Bouteflika's ouster. Their main demand being that the…

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