Algeria: Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Elections

While the Western world reportedly believes the election results are "a step in the right direction", the country's opposition thinks the ruling party rigged the polls.



  • Algeria:   Hope Dwindles Ahead of Elections

    IPS, 8 May 2012

    "Is that your photo on the poster?" a policeman asked a woman standing in front of an electoral campaign board in Algiers. "Why do you ask?" she inquired. "Because only the… Read more »

  • Algeria:   What Arab Spring?

    Daily Maverick, 10 May 2012

    Algeria goes to the polls on Thursday to elect a new parliament. With some bravado, the Algerian government has promoted these elections in advertisements as "Algeria's Spring",… Read more »

  • Algeria:   Hope and Uncertainty As Algerians Go to Vote

    ISS, 7 May 2012

    On May 10th, parliamentary elections will be held in Algeria. These elections are not only marked by an early campaign that started in January, but they could also bring profound… Read more »

  • Algeria:   Call for Free Association Ahead of Polls

    UN News, 4 May 2012

    An independent United Nations expert today urged the Algerian authorities to make the most of the opportunity offered by legislative elections next week, to ensure that the new… Read more »



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