Algeria declares former PM Tebboune winner of presidential election


Algeria’s presidential candidate Abdelmadjid Tebboune greets attendees during the presidential election in Algiers, Algeria December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s electoral body said on Friday that former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune had won Thursday’s presidential election with 58% of the vote, according to preliminary results.

The final voter turnout was 40%, the electoral body’s head said in a televised news conference in Algiers.

Reporting By Hamid Ould Ahmed, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Catherine Evans

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