Anti-government protesters calling for the removal of the ruling party and police clashed in Algiers in a new round of protests on May 17.
Algeria’s imminent presidential election is likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday.
After two decades in power, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit last month under pressure from protesters and the army, but demonstrations have continued seeking political reforms and the removal of all officials belonging to the old guard.
A presidential election is scheduled for July 4. But a source familiar with the matter said the vote was to be delayed due to logistics difficulties and opposition on the street.