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Vol 50 No 8

Published 17th April 2009


Algeria

The contenders

According to the official result, confirmed by the Constitutional Council on 14 April, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected with 90.24% of the vote, from a 74.6% turnout. The other candidates represented different political tendencies but none of them posed a threat to ‘Boutef’. Even though they all polled below 5%, some may yet feature in political manoeuvres to come.

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