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New Algeria president ‘extends hand’ to protest movement

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Algeria’s newly elected president said Friday he would “extend a hand” to the Hirak protest movement that has rocked the North African country since February.

“I extend my hand to the Hirak for a dialogue to build a new Algeria,” Abdelmadjid Tebboune said at his first press conference in Algiers following his victory in a poll bitterly opposed by demonstrators.