[Marxism] Algerian Workers' Party Chief Claims Election Fraud

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Sat May 26 20:40:37 MDT 2012


The head of the Algerian Workers’ Party, Louisa Hanoune, thinks that
numerous types of fraud were committed during the May 10 elections to
guarantee the success of the National Liberation Front (FLN). She
described the seats won by the FLN as “stolen,” and also stated that
her own party had been punished by certain factions during the
elections. She did not identify these factions, but she cited the
discrepancy between the election results and her party’s successful
campaign as evidence of tampering. The election fraud, in her opinion,
was to ensure that certain “quotas” were met with regards to political
seats. .

According to Hanoune, because the level of participation in the
elections did not exceed 35 percent, democratically speaking, the
elections constituted a step backwards.

The Secretary General of the Workers’ Party also claimed that members
of the military voted two or even three times, which “invalidates the
representative political system and renders the National Liberation
Front’s results void.”

Full: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/politics/2012/05/president-of-the-workers-party-l.html




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