From India to Algeria to Lebanon, people are protesting both against their governments and their controversial policies. Here's a quick look into what's happening on the ground.
The election is opposed by a massive protest movement that wants the vote cancelled until the entire ruling elite has been swept from power. Polls opened at 0700 GMT and closed at 1800 GMT.
Noureddine Bedoui was speaking at a news conference in Algiers after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika decided not to run for a fifth term in the face of mass demonstrations.
In a statement, the judges added that they were forming a new association.
The death anniversary of one of Algeria's most revered revolutionaries, Larbi Ben M'Hidi, coincides with massive protests across the country. Has Algeria's elite forgotten the resilience of the spirit that gave them power in the first place?
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