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Algerian Vote Tests Country's Democracy

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Algerian Vote Tests Country's Democracy

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Algerian Vote Tests Country's Democracy

Algerian Vote Tests Country's Democracy

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Algerians head to the polls in what is expected to be the freest presidential election since the country gained independence from France in 1962. The vote is seen as a key test of democracy following the secular government's largely successful war against Islamic militants. Incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is favored to remain in office. Hear NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.