The elections held on December 12 after months of protests against the existing political system saw a very low voter participation rate
The elections will be the first after Abdelaziz Bouteflika who served four consecutive terms as President was forced to abandon his bid for a fifth term by the popular protests in April this year.
The social leader denounced that the money received by the IMF has been used to stabilize the dollar for electoral purposes
Protesters who brought down Abdelaziz Bouteflika from presidency had boycotted the elections on the grounds that an election overseen by the same regime they are seeking to overthrow will only result in its reconsolidation.
The strike will also demand the constitution of a transitional government which includes opposition members. Massive demonstrations began a few weeks ago after president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he would contest another term
The 82 year-old President’s regime had been marked by increasing social inequality and rising unemployment due to the neoliberal economic reforms.