They reject plans for a presidential election in July, saying Algeria’s institutions are too tarnished by corruption to guarantee a legitimate vote.
There are massive demonstrations in the capital on May 31, for a 15th consecutive Friday and despite a spate of arrests and detentions.
“No elections with this gang in power,” the crowd shouts.
The constitutional council says on June 2 that a July election would be impossible as only two people had submitted their candidature and both were rejected.
– Sudan –
Protests in December against a hike in bread prices quickly grow into rolling demonstrations for Omar al-Bashir to quit after three decades of iron-fisted rule.
On February 22, Bashir declares a nationwide state of emergency.
But the protests grow and on April 6 thousands set up camp outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, some taking inspiration from Bouteflika’s ouster days earlier.
On April 11, military authorities announce they have removed Bashir and that a transitional military council will govern for two years.
Protesters denounce a “military coup” and demand civilian rule.
Talks between protest leaders and military rulers appear to make headway but break down on May 20 over the composition of a transitional authority.
Protesters maintain pressure on the ruling military council, with demonstrations and a major strike on May 28-29.
In late May military council chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan visits Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, both firmly against popular uprisings, as he seeks regional support.
On June 3, troops and paramilitaries disperse the protest camp outside the army HQ with force, leaving more than 100 dead, according to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors that is close to the demonstrators.
On June 5, protest leaders turn down a military council offer for elections and talks.
? 2019 AFP