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Algerian president calls early election, pardons jailed protesters

By AFP
24 February 2021   |   11:00 am
Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune dissolved the parliament and announced a government reshuffle in a highly anticipated address to the nation. The new elections are likely to take place by the end of the year.

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