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Turnout in Algeria election 20% at 3 p.m.: Official

Reuters , Thursday 12 Dec 2019
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An Algerian man carrying a child is helped by an election official as he casts his vote during the presidential election on December 12, 2019 at a polling station in Algiers. (AFP)
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Turnout in Algeria's presidential election stood at 20% at 3 p.m. local time (1400 GMT), the head of the election authority said in a statement carried on state media.

The election is opposed by a massive protest movement that wants the vote cancelled until the entire ruling elite has been swept from power. Polls opened at 0700 GMT and will close at 1800 GMT.

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