The elections held on December 12 after months of protests against the existing political system saw a very low voter participation rate
The elections will be the first after Abdelaziz Bouteflika who served four consecutive terms as President was forced to abandon his bid for a fifth term by the popular protests in April this year.
In this episode of Around the World, we go to Sudan, Algeria, and Honduras.
The 82 year-old President’s regime had been marked by increasing social inequality and rising unemployment due to the neoliberal economic reforms.
President Bouteflika’s decision to not run for a fifth term, is a result of the mobilization and struggle of the people of Algeria