In Algeria, legislative elections in renewed indifference

REPORT – The government, which has just arrested opponents, is organizing a vote this Saturday that several parties and the population are shunning.

“It seems that we will vote for change. But power shows us every day that nothing changes …This Friday morning, the first day of the weekend in Algeria, Lamine, 27, came very early, before the heat crushed the stadium, at the bottom of his building, to play football with his friends. With a nod of his head, he points to the election signs across the road. The large number of lists (more than 2,200), mostly independent, has led to a proliferation of posters where dozens of candidates try to seduce by displaying their diplomas – a new trend – and the names of promising parties: Choose the Algeria !, The Free Algerians, The New Dawn Party… “I will not vote because the people I would like to see in Parliament are not on these panels since they have chosen to boycott the elections. When we see everything that is going on (the arrests of activists and journalists, editor’s note), we say to ourselves that they are right ”, he raises in a tone

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