Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria's new president in a vote authorities hope will end months of turmoil.

But demonstrators who toppled his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika vowed that their protest movement against the ruling elite would not stop.

Tebboune, who served as housing minister under Bouteflika and briefly as premier before falling out with tycoons in the ex-leader's entourage, was announced on Friday as the winner after taking 58 percent of the vote. His nearest rival, Islamist candidate Abdelkader Bengrina, won 17 percent of the vote.

Al Jazeera's Nicola Gage reports.

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