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Algeria elections: final results confirm ruling party win

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Algeria elections: final results confirm ruling party win

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Final results confirm that Algeria’s ruling party, the National Liberation Front, came out on top in last week’s parliamentary elections.

Its partner in government, the National Democratic Rally, finished second – taking the overall majority for the two parties to 291 seats.

Dozens of political groups took part in the poll, after Algeria’s president gave the all clear for new ones to be formed.

A year on after Arab Spring protests elsewhere, an alliance of Islamist parties failed to win over many voters – coming away with just 47 seats.

The election had been sold as the most free and fair ever, but voter turnout was low. There are also allegations of fraud.