Former PM Tebboune declared winner of Algeria presidential election

All candidates served under the two-decade rule of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned in the face of mass protests in April.
Friday 13/12/2019
Mohamed Chorfi, president of the independent electoral authority, announces the results of Algeria's presidential election during a press conference in Algiers on December 13. (AFP)
Mohamed Chorfi, president of the independent electoral authority, announces the results of Algeria's presidential election during a press conference in Algiers on December 13. (AFP)

ALGIERS - Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has won Algeria’s widely unpopular presidential election without the need for a second-round runoff, the electoral commission said Friday.

Tebboune, 74, took 58.15% of the vote, trouncing his four fellow contenders, commission chairman Mohamed Charfi announced.

Like him, they all served under the two-decade rule of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned in the face of mass protests in April.

(Agence France-Presse)