July 11, 2019

SELF-DETERMINATION:

Islamist leader elected new speaker of Algeria parliament (Al Jazeera, 7/11/19)

Algerian legislators have elected an Islamist opposition figure as speaker of Algeria's parliament, according to state media.

Slimane Chenine, the leader of a parliamentary alliance of three small Islamist parties, will replace Mouad Bouchareb of the National Liberation Front (NLF), the party that was led by former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported late on Wednesday.

Bouchareb resigned on July 2 amid pressure from protesters and politicians, three months after Bouteflika stepped down following weeks of nationwide protests and pressure from the powerful military.

Posted by at July 11, 2019 7:40 PM

  

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