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Algeria sets presidential election for July 4

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Algeria sets presidential election for July 4
People carry national flags during a protest against the appointment of interim president, Abdelkader Bensalah demanding radical changes to the political system in Algiers, Algeria April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina   -   Copyright  RAMZI BOUDINA(Reuters)
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria will hold a presidential election on Thursday July 4, a statement from the presidency said on Wednesday.

Algeria’s interim president, Abdelkader Bensalah, had promised on Tuesday in a televised speech to organise free elections after weeks of protests that led to the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika after 20 years as president.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi, Writing by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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