Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters

Algerian political parties have agreed to show female candidates’ faces after some posters displayed blank avatars instead, the state news agency says.
Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates.
On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote.
An official said the practice was illegal.
“This kind of encroachment is dangerous; it is not legal and it opposes all laws and traditions,” said Hassan Noui of the Independent High Authority for Election Monitoring (HIISE).

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