Algerian protests

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Algiers, Algeria, and other cities across the country on July 19 to protest against corruption and the current acting government. A wave of demonstrations forced the former president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to resign on April 2 after 20 years in power.

Since that time, a temporary military-appointed government has been in place. The military said it would hold democratic elections for the next government but has postponed the vote, originally scheduled for July 4, indefinitely.

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Algiers, Algeria, and other cities across the country on July 19 to protest against corruption and the current acting government. A wave of demonstrations forced the former president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to resign on April 2 after 20 years in power.

Since that time, a temporary military-appointed government has been in place. The military said it would hold democratic elections for the next government but has postponed the vote, originally scheduled for July 4, indefinitely.