Lawmakers elected new president in Algeria

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Lawmakers named the speaker of the higher home as Algeria’s first new president in 20 years Tuesday, state tv reported, after the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika following mass protests.
The election of Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president follows constitutional guidelines however goes in opposition to the calls for of demonstrators, who’ve pushed for him and different high politicians to face down.

“I need to work in the direction of fulfilling the pursuits of the individuals,” Bensalah informed parliament on taking on the 90-day interim presidency.

“It’s an awesome accountability that the structure calls for of me.”

Opposition events refused to again Bensalah’s election and boycotted the session, as lots of of scholars protested in opposition to him in Algiers.

“Resign Bensalah!” they chanted outdoors the primary put up workplace, which has develop into the point of interest of weeks of mass protests within the capital.

Forward of the parliamentary session, an editorial in pro-government each day El Moudjahid on Tuesday steered Bensalah ought to step other than the presidential put up.

He isn’t solely “not tolerated by the citizen motion, which calls for his speedy departure, but in addition by the opposition” and varied political teams in each homes of parliament, the newspaper mentioned.

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