Algeria votes in a parliamentary election boycotted by the long-running Hirak protest movement and marked by a high abstention rate
Algeria voted in a parliamentary election overshadowed by a crackdown on a long-running protest movement that campaigned for a mass boycott
Algeria held parliamentary elections on Saturday that the ruling establishment hopes will turn a page on political unrest amid a crackdown on dissent, but even by mid afternoon few people had voted.
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France's president refused to apologize to Algeria for colonial abuses. France colonized Algeria for 132 years, using torture and killing up to 1.5 million during its independence war. It later put over 80,000 Algerians who fought for France in internment camps, where many died.