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Algerians trickle into polls for presidential election expected to be won by ailing incumbent
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:41 AM EDT
Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing incumbent.
As polling stations opened in central Algiers Thursday, it was mostly elderly retirees coming to cast their ballots and saying stability was a key factor in their decision.
Younger Algerians are disaffected by politics and don't vote in large numbers.
Official turnout figures of 75 percent in the 2009 re-election of Bouteflika are viewed with skepticism.
Opposition candidate Ali Benflis said he will not stay silent if there is electoral fraud.