Algeria branch FLN wins parliamentary poll (electoral council)

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Algeria’s National Liberation Front (FLN) party has won the country’s parliamentary election, the electoral council said Tuesday, three days after the polls were boycotted by the protest movement Hirak and marked by widespread abstention.

The FLN, Algeria’s only party for decades and the main component of the outgoing parliament, won 105 of the 407 seats, the head of the National Independent Electoral Authority (ANIE) said.

Independents came in second with 78 seats, while the moderate Islamist Movement of Society for Peace (MSP) party came in third with 64, it added.

(AFP)