On December 12th, Algeria held its first elections since the ousting of its long-standing President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. However, the elections were marred by low turnout, with the protest movement viewing all candidates as members of the establishment.
Lebanon heads to general elections for the first time in nine years. This is the first elections to include the 82k expat voters, totaling the total registered voters at 3.6 million. This election also sees a new Electoral system in which voters will vote twice, once for coalitions and once for the candidate.