Algeria to elect parliament amid protest movement boycott

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Algerians march in an anti-government demonstration in the Algerian city of Bordj Bou Arreridj, about 240kms east of the capital Algiers, on February 14, 2020. 

Photo credit: Amal Belalloufi | AFP

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  • The poll comes as authorities seek to bolster their legitimacy and take the wind out of the sails of the Hirak, the protest movement which returned to the streets in February following an almost year-long break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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