Islamist alliance crushed in Algeria polls

Algeria’s National Liberation Front and a sister party have won parliamentary elections, crushing an Islamist alliance.

The NLF took 220 seats and its sister party in government, the National Democratic Rally, took 68 seats, said Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia.

The two parties now form a majority in the 462-seat parliament.

The Islamist Green Alliance came in a distant third in yesterday’s elections with just 48 seats.

The Islamist alliance has denounced what it is calling fraud and has threatened to take “the appropriate measures”, without saying what these would be.

The new parliament will be tasked with helping rewrite the new constitution as well as setting the stage for the all-important 2014 presidential elections.


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