Thursday, April 08, 2004

Algeria: Boutiflika's supporters claiming victory

Boutiflika's supporters, having claimed victory, were celebrating in the streets Thursday night. But the opposition is claiming fraud.
"They burned ballot boxes, harassed our election observers and blocked streets leading to the polls,'' said Ali Mimouni, a spokesman for Benflis. "That confirms the fraud we were expecting.''
The official results aren't in yet.