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November 20, 2019

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Algerian interim president promises free elections

(Reuters) – Algeria’s interim president, in a televised speech, promised on Tuesday to organise free elections within 90 days following weeks of protests that led to the resignation of leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after 20 years in power. Abdelkader Bensalah, the interim president, was rejected by demonstrators right after he was named by Parliament to take […]
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Israel’s Netanyahu secures election victory

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck in neck with his challenger Benny Gantz, the country’s three main television channels said on Wednesday. With 97 percent of the votes counted, neither of the candidates’ parties had captured a ruling