the Decision of the parliament's two chambers to appoint a 77-year-old Abdelkader Bensalah, speaker of parliament's upper chamber, to övergångspresident met immediately by demonstrations in the Algerian capital of Algiers.
Among the protesters is the notion that the results of Bensalah represents the old governance in the country.
against Bouteflika, but has gradually come to focus on the demonstrators want to get rid of the entire political elite, known as ”le pouvoir”, which they argue is characterised by corruption and cronyism.
– Bensalah, and all the members of the upper house of parliament, will nobbas of the people, " says the algerian political scientist Rachid Grim to the AFP news agency.
pictures from the capital that were broadcast by news agencies on Tuesday to see how the kravallutrustad police intervened against the demonstrators, including with a water cannon. Elsewhere seems clashes have not materialized – witnesses as the news agency Reuters spoke with described a peaceful demonstration.
Several opposition parties boycotted the Tuesday's session in parliament to show their opposition to the choice of Bensalah.
how the Algerian military, which is an important factor, albeit in the political scenes, to receive the news. The military's most senior leaders, the army chief Ahmed Gaed Salah has previously shown its support to the protest movement, and said that the former president, Bouteflika has been unfit to be president because of his poor health.
– the Way out of the crisis is found in Article 102, he has previously said in a speech broadcast on tv, and was referring to the clause in the constitution that could explain a president unauthorized to control.
According to the algerian constitution may a övergångspresident govern the country in a maximum of three months. Before then, a new election be held.
for the algerian people to choose their president as soon as possible, " said Bensalah in parliament on Tuesday.
He also took the opportunity to thank the army and the security services for their work.
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