Algerian interim president says elections only democratic solution

Algerian interim president says elections only democratic solution
FILE PHOTO: Algerian upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah is pictured after being appointed as interim president by Algeria's parliament, following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina -
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Elections remain the only democratic solution to end Algeria’s political crisis, interim president Abdelkader Bensalah said on Wednesday.

The army will not be part of the dialogue, he said in a speech on state television.

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba, Nayera Abdallah and Lamine Chikhi; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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