In Algeria, voters approve constitutional changes in referendum despite low turnout

2 November 2020
2014 Algerian election (photo credit: Magharebia/flickr)
2014 Algerian election (photo credit: Magharebia/flickr)
A proposal to revise Algeria’s constitution won the most votes in Sunday’s referendum despite the lowest ever turnout for a major election in the country. While fewer than one in four registered voters cast a ballot, two thirds of those who did vote supported the changes, the electoral commission head Mohamed Charfi told a news conference on Monday, adding that the coronavirus had negatively affected the final turnout. However, it means that only 15.8 percent of registered voters went to the polls and cast a ballot in favour of the new constitution.
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