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Algeria: President Tebboune calls for dissolution of Parliament

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Tebboune added he would announce a government reshuffle in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Algerian president said he would announce a government reshuffle in the next 24 to 48 hours [File: Ramzi Boudina/Reuters]

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has called for the dissolution of the lower house of Parliament and early legislative elections.

“I decided to dissolve the assembly and call elections to build a new institution,” he said on Thursday in a speech on state television.

In an address to the nation, Tebboune also said he will carry out a government reshuffle within 48 hours, and issued a pardon for dozens of jailed activists of the “Hirak” protest movement.

More to follow.

This post courtesy of Aljazeera

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