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Algeria elections: Four candidates claim victory

Four of the five candidates running for president claimed victory or said they were going through to the runoff.

Four of five presidential candidates in Algeria have either claimed victory or say they are going through to a runoff at the end of the month.

Official results are expected later on Friday but – regardless of the outcome – tens of thousands of protesters boycotted the election, calling it a sham.

 Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports.

Francis Ghiles from the Barcelona Center for International Affairs also discusses the latest updates with Al Jazeera.