Two-thirds of voters back constitutional changes in Algeria

Mohammed Chorfi

The Head of Algeria’s Electoral Commission, Mohammed Chorfi, has said that some 66.8 percent of people who took part in a referendum in the country voted in favour of constitutional changes.

Chorfi told newsmen that around 3.3 million voters backed the changes, while 1.6 million voted against them.

The head of the electoral authority added that turnout reached 23.7 per cent of the North African country’s 24 million registered voters.

The one-day referendum comes almost 19 months after mass street protests in Algeria forced long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. (Xinhua/NAN)

– Nov. 2, 2020 @ 16:29 GMT |

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