As protesters reject the 12 December 2019 controversial election results and continue to flood the streets in Algeria, Raouf Mellal, gives us an insight on the situation in the country and the serious threats he has been receiving. Raouf Mellal is the President of PSI Algerian affiliate SNATEG.

Following the 12 December presidential election, Algerian protestors took to the streets again, calling for a radical change in the system. Abdelmadjid Tebboune was declared the winner of but thousands of protesters are denouncing the vote as ‘rigged’.

The vote is the first since a popular uprising — mass protests denouncing pervasive corruption, also called Hirak Movement — that chased out Algeria’s long-ruling president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April.

Raouf Mellal, President of the National Autonomous Union of Electricity and Gas Workers (SNATEG) and President of the Trade Union Confederation of Productive Forces (COSYFOP), a democratic trade union centre in Algeria, gives us more details on the situation in his country in an interview with PSI. Mellal has been receiving serious threats and is being falsely accused of betrayal, espionage, incitement to violence and incitement to hatred.

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As protesters reject the 12 December 2019 controversial election results and continue to flood the streets of different cities in Algeria, Raouf Mellal (President of SNATEG), gives us an insight on the situation in the country and the serious threats he has been receiving.

Algeria: Interview with Raouf Mellal