Algeria on the verge of "leap into the unknown". The newspaper El Watan headlines this election imposed by the military, where five candidates close to the Bouteflika clan clash. The daily calls for the duty of vigilance to "foil all the maneuvers of power in place" that threatens the peaceful nature of Hirak, the protest movement. After more than nine months of mobilization, the holding of this presidential incarnates "denial to the end", writes Liberté Algérie , men of power in the face of the "smile revolution". "A popular revolution that has amazed the world, but they continue to perceive as the enemy to be defeated". The press close to power, strives for its part to convince Algerians to go to the polls. For the newspaper Horizons , it is a "historic opportunity for the consecration of democracy" that will "avoid the trap of fitna", the civil war, "dramatically experienced by Algeria during the bloody drift". A call swept by a pencil by Hic in Watan where this Thursday the voters are invited to go in the voting booth under a good escort ...
The international press already predicts a massive abstention because it is a "presidential election without Algerians". The president elected on Thursday is "already discredited because it will not be recognized by the public". In the backdrop of this election, France is "accused of all evil". The conspiracy thesis has grown since the beginning of the movement, says the Opinion , "the invisible hand of the former colonial power is seen everywhere including some minority protesters."
Finally, the British will surely be more numerous to rush to the polls. In the UK, everything seems possible to say this Thursday the British press. The Daily Telegraph headlines on a razor-sharp election with a Tories advance that narrows in favor of Labor, the Labor Party. Every newspaper seems to have chosen its camp. The Scottish newspaper, Daily Record calls "to liberate Scotland, Boris Jonhson", the Sun predicts on the contrary a bright future in the UK with Boris Johnson. More sarcastically, the Daily Star is struggling to make its choice, impossible to predict who Bozo or Jezza will enter the 10 "Clowning Street". If these elections have taken the form of a referendum "for" or "against" Brexit, the stakes go beyond the only divorce with the European Union. The Daily Mirror and the New York Times thus highlight one of the major concerns of the British: the state of disrepair of the health service, which could favor the Labor Party in these elections.
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