Algerians are set to boycott the June 12th legislative elections, as voters struggle to find their People’s National Assembly representatives, in the middle of a political, social and economic crisis.
In the capital city Algiers, where 34 seats have to be filled, the majority of information panels have remained empty.
The elections had been scheduled for 2022, but were brought forward by Algerian officials.
Many see that move as a means for the government, who heavily rely on the military, to regain control, as the Hirak movement made its return to the streets, and entered its second year of protests.
The regime is keen on carrying out its plans, without addressing the demands of protesters despite two failed attempts at mobilizing voters in the 2019 Presidential elections and in the 2020 referendum,