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-Raffour experienced violent clashes on polling day. Knowing that no election has ever been peaceful, including the local ones. Who was behind the violence this time? It must first be noted that gendarmes were called to reinforce the area on the night of Wednesday, that is to say the day before the election. Nothing, however, foreshadowed violence. This was quickly interpreted as an additional provocation. Especially since the authorities have the habit, on the eve of elections, to get in touch with the notables. While these are in total dephasing with the daily life and aspirations of young people. It is very often in reaction to this irresponsible behavior of the public authorities that young people express their rejection of all that comes from the authorities. Being considered immature and irresponsible for the need of a tutor is unbearably justifiable, especially as the region includes a large number of academics. - Of the provocation, therefore, but no manipulation? There are both. The provocation and the manipulation are the fact of the tenants of the power. This started well before the elections. The insulting remarks of some members of the presidential staff towards the people were not likely to bring back serenity. On the contrary. Some TV channels did the rest by broadcasting untenable images. -Why is the region still so sensitive? The refusal to participate in the electoral contests is also true for the entire eastern region of the wilaya of Bouira. This happened again this time. The region, which made so many sacrifices during the Liberation War and which was also a bastion of the fight against terrorism during the 1990s, has not received any major investment in the direction of young people - employment or infrastructure sports or leisure. Cybercafés remain the only occupation. We then understand the disaffection of young people and the general population vis-à-vis the public authorities. Finally, Raffour, which is one of the largest villages in the country, still does not have its status as a municipality in disregard of eligibility criteria in terms of the number of inhabitants! This adds frustration. ...

-Raffour experienced violent clashes on polling day. Knowing that no election has ever been peaceful, including the local ones. Who was behind the violence this time? It must first be noted that gendarmes were called to reinforce the area on the night of Wednesday, that is to say the day before the election. Nothing, however, foreshadowed violence. This was quickly interpreted as an additional provocation. Especially since the authorities have the habit, on the eve of elections, to get in touch with the notables. While these are in total dephasing with the daily life and aspirations of young people. It is very often in reaction to this irresponsible behavior of the public authorities that young people express their rejection of all that comes from the authorities. Being considered immature and irresponsible for the need of a tutor is unbearably justifiable, especially as the region includes a large number of academics. - Of the provocation, therefore, but no manipulation? There are both. The provocation and the manipulation are the fact of the tenants of the power. This started well before the elections. The insulting remarks of some members of the presidential staff towards the people were not likely to bring back serenity. On the contrary. Some TV channels did the rest by broadcasting untenable images. -Why is the region still so sensitive? The refusal to participate in the electoral contests is also true for the entire eastern region of the wilaya of Bouira. This happened again this time. The region, which made so many sacrifices during the Liberation War and which was also a bastion of the fight against terrorism during the 1990s, has not received any major investment in the direction of young people - employment or infrastructure sports or leisure. Cybercafés remain the only occupation. We then understand the disaffection of young people and the general population vis-à-vis the public authorities. Finally, Raffour, which is one of the largest villages in the country, still does not have its status as a municipality in disregard of eligibility criteria in terms of the number of inhabitants! This adds frustration.