Defiant Algerian Protesters Reject December Presidential Vote


Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters have rallied in the capital Algiers and cities across the country demanding that a presidential election scheduled for December be cancelled.

Draped in Algeria's tricolour flag, demonstrators in central Algiers chanted slogans against the army high command and its chief of staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, as they marked the 40th week of the nationwide movement.

Gaid Salah emerged as a key figure after former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in early April, following weeks of unprecedented street protests demanding he withdraw his bid for a fifth consecutive term in office.

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