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Ruling Coalition Wins Algerian Parliamentary Election

Friday, 05 May 2017 08:39 AM

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian government says the ruling National Liberation Front (FNL) and its coalition ally won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections marked by a low turnout.

The interior Ministry says about 38 percent of 20 million eligible to vote actually cast ballots.

Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui told a press conference that FLN, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's party, won 164 of the 462 seats in the lower house of parliament.

Former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia's Rassemblement National Democratique — FLN's coalition ally — finished second with 97 seats.

The Islamist party, Movement for the Society of Peace (MSP), joined forces with the Front for Change, securing 33 seats.

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The Algerian government says the ruling National Liberation Front (FNL) and its coalition ally won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections marked by a low turnout.The interior Ministry says about 38 percent of 20 million eligible to vote actually cast...
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