MADRID, 14 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Algerian Ministry of Communications has withdrawn the accreditation of the France24 chain this Sunday, a day after the holding of early parliamentary elections called by the president, Abdelmayid Tebune.
The Algerian government spokesman, Ammar Belhimer, has indicated that this decision is due to “the manifest and repeated hostility” against the country and its institutions, “the breach of the rules of professional ethics, misinformation and manipulation” and “a demonstrated aggressiveness to Algeria “by the media, according to the Algerian state news agency, APS.
This same source has indicated that it is the definitive withdrawal since on March 13 it had warned the French media of a possible withdrawal due to its coverage of the demonstrations in the country.
Elections were held in Algeria this Saturday, the abstention of which has transcended, since the turnout barely exceeded 30 percent, and the announcement of the election results is not expected until next Tuesday, as indicated by the President of the Authority. Independent National Electoral (ANIE), Mohamed Charfi, in a statement.
On the other hand, the main Islamist party in Algeria, the Movement of the Society for Peace (MSP), has claimed victory in the elections, however, the ANIE has assured that these statements “have no credibility,” reports the media digital ‘Tout sur L’Algérie’.
These early parliamentary elections have been marked by the latest anti-government mobilizations and the increase in repression against protesters and activists in the African country, mired in a political and economic crisis for years.