Global Politics

No Arab Spring for Algerians Going to the Polls

Algeria is holding parliamentary elections.

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The North African country's military-backed government describes them as the most open and transparent for decades.

Dozens of new political parties are competing for seats in parliament.

But most of the candidates have close ties to the establishment.

And Algerians aren't rushing to the polls, according to Financial Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi.

He speaks with anchor Marco Werman about polling day in Algiers.