Algeria adopts draft constitutional reforms as crackdown on dissent continues

Algeria’s government has adopted draftconstitutional revisionsaimed at responding to the demands of the country’s “Hirak”protest movement, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said.”The proposal is fully in line with the requirements of modern state building and responds to the demands of the popular movement (Hirak),” said Tebboune late on Sunday, according to a statement.Tebboune had promised to press for reforms during elections late last year after the resignation of long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika under pressure from the movement, which widely rebuffed the polls.But since the weekly Hirak…

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