Algerian PM Bedoui to resign, paving way for vote

Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will resign soon to facilitate the holding of elections this year that the army sees…

Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will resign soon to facilitate the holding of elections this year that the army sees as the only way to end a standoff over months of protests, two senior sources told Reuters on Tuesday. Bedoui’s departure is a major demand of protesters, who in April forced long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and who have rejected fresh elections until there is a more thorough change of the power structure.

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