ALGIERS, may 19 (KUNA) -- A probe was launched to investigate a number of
violations during last Thursday's legislative elections, said Algerian State
Minister for Interior and Local Governments Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni on
In a press statement, Zerhouni said there were very few violations and
their instigators were not identified, adding that blowing violations out of
proportion was only a maneuver to shed doubt on the elections' integrity.
As for terrorist threats against the elections, Zerhouni said although
Algeria was subjected to a number of violent events, Algerians expressed their
commitment to democracy and rejection of violence by participating in the
The political committee monitoring elections, headed by Saeed Abu
Al-Shaeer, registered a number of electoral violations.
According to Zerhouni and Algerian parties, only 35.65 percent of eligible
voters participated in the elections. (end)
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