Karim Amellal

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First Post-Arab Spring Poll in Algeria: Why the People Remains on the Edge?

In Algérie on 10 mai 2012 at 13 h 02 min

By Karim Amellal, French-Algerian author, lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris) and Founder of Stand Alone Media

Algerians are going to vote to elect a new parliament in the first poll since the so-called Arab Spring. But after decades of rigged elections and broken promises of democratization, most of voters remain sceptical and will stay away from polling station. Nobody believes the promises made by the 44 political parties (23 new) competing for 462 seats will change anything, deliver less corruption, more hope for change and a better standard of living. A sort of political apathy prevails in the country and the turnout in this election is expected to be under the record low of 35% for the previous polls in 2007. Lire le reste de cette entrée »