Algerians are being urged to vote yes to a new constitution in a November 1 referendum the government has touted as the foundation for a new state.
President Abdelmadjed Tebboune has said the new constitution, will usher in greater freedoms and democracy.
But opinion is divided. Algeria’s protest movement which forced veteran ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika out of power has called for a boycott of the vote and rejects the authority of Tebboune.
The new constitution would give the prime minister and parliament more powers to govern the…