New Algeria president ‘extends hand’ to protest movement

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54