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Algeria’s government and protesters on track for collision

Algerian protesters are stepping up pressure against the ruling regime as the Dec. 12 elections near, with complete rejection of the candidates.

TUNIS, Tunisia — Demonstrators from across Algeria flooded the country’s streets Nov. 22, maintaining the pressure of the mass peaceful protest that began in February and has so far unseated one long-serving president, pushed back national elections and led to the arrest of scores of government ministers.

However, as protesters with the popular movement, or hirak as it has been termed, march on, so too do the plans of Algeria’s army and caretaker government to stage controversial presidential elections Dec. 12.

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