Algeria protesters demand free elections within six months

Algerian protesters and opposition parties have demanded elections take place by the end of the year, after the interim president pushed for talks.

Opposition parties and activists in Algeria are demanding election in six months.

They want an independent body to oversee the polls.

Several groups took part in a National Forum for Dialogue meeting on Saturday.

Pro-democracy protests began in February – which led to the resignation of longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika two months later.

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.