Louisa Hanoune, First female candidate to stand for the Algerian presidential elections

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Louisa Hanoune, First female candidate to stand for the Algerian presidential elections

Unlike many women she does not hide her age but actually has a tendency to flaunt it, in April she will be fifty: “ The age of the Algerian revolution” she says. This is how she likes to present herself, Louisa Hounane, proud and touching spokesperson for the Workers’ Party, the only political party in Algeria to be led by a woman. 

Leader of a far leftwing party, Louisa Hanoune, is a well known political figure and has been for fifteen years already, but this year Louisa Hanoune has created a precedent. Her candidacy in the presidential elections, to be held on the 8th April, has recently been recognized by the constitutional council, making her the first woman in Algerian history to officially set her sight’s on the position of president of the Republic. 

We invite our users to read the complete article published April 10 2014 

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