A man prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station in Bouchaoui, on the western outskirts of Algeria's capital Algiers, on June 12, 2021 during the 2021 parliamentary elections. Polls opened in Algeria for a parliamentary election overshadowed by a crackdown on a long-running protest movement that has campaigned for a mass boycott. Pro-government parties have urged a big turnout for the "crucial vote" which they hope will restore stability after two years of turmoil since the forced resignation of veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. / AFP / RYAD KRAMDI
An Agerian voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Bouchaoui, on the western outskirts of the capital Algiers, during parliamentary elections on June 12, 2021. AFP 

Algerian elections face record low turnout as voters lose hope of reform




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