Algeria backs constitutional reforms: final results

Algerians approved constitutional reforms in a referendum, though with a record low turnout, the country’s constitutional council announced Thursday as it handed down the definitive result of this month’s vote.The referendum on November 1 was widely seen as a regime manoeuvre to neutralise the Hirak protest movement, which called for a boycott of the plebiscite.The referendum text was passed with 66.8 percent of votes cast, constitutional council president Kamel Fenniche announced on public television.Fenniche welcomed a “transparent” vote “held “under good conditions”.However the 23.8-percent…

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