Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika leaves with his unidentified nephew and his brother Said Bouteflika, right, after voting for local elections in Algiers Thursday, Nov.23, 2017. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
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Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made a rare public appearance Thursday to encourage turn out in the country's local elections that have been marred by voter frustrations amid rising poverty.Some 23 million Algerians out of a population of 40 million are eligible to vote for local mayors and departmental leaders.Voter apathy is widespread, though initial turnout numbers issued by the Interior Ministry indicate that it was higher than the last local elections in 2012 .More than 50 political parties are fielding candidates in Thursday's elections for mayors and council members in 1,541 towns and 48 local assemblies.
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