ALGIERS

Abdelmadjid Tebboune has won the presidential election in Algeria, the country’s election authority said Friday. 

In a landslide victory, Tebboune secured 58.15% of the votes, said Mohammed Sharfi, head of the Algerian Electoral Authority, in a news conference in the capital Algiers.

Tebboune, 74, served only for 81 days as prime minister before being removed in August 2017.

Former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced to resign last April following nationwide protests, sacked Tebboune for his attempt to take measures against corrupt business people loyal to the regime.

Born on Nov. 17 in the eastern Naama province, he studied

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