Algerian Vote Tests Democracy 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.
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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

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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.