ALGIERS

Algeria’s former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune took the oath of office on Thursday after winning the presidential election.  

The presidential ceremony was held at the International Conferences Center where Kamal Fneish, head of the Constitutional Council, announced official results and declared Tebboune’s victory to rule the country for next five years. 

In his speech, Tebboune said that “the popular movement [protests] has stopped the collapse of the state and its institutions.” 

“I renew my commitment to reach out to everyone in order to achieve the remaining aspirations within the framework and the laws of the Republic and we must

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