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November 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Opponents of Algeria's military-backed government disputed official results that showed 86% of Algeria's voters approved a referendum banning Islamic parties from government and giving the president more power. With a turnout of 79%, the referendum to revise the constitution was opposed by just 14% of voters, Interior Minister Mustafa Benmansour said. But opposition parties and many Algerian journalists suggested turnout figures and results were fabricated.
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November 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Opponents of Algeria's military-backed government disputed official results that showed 86% of Algeria's voters approved a referendum banning Islamic parties from government and giving the president more power. With a turnout of 79%, the referendum to revise the constitution was opposed by just 14% of voters, Interior Minister Mustafa Benmansour said. But opposition parties and many Algerian journalists suggested turnout figures and results were fabricated.
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