Algerians in France head to the polls
Over 90,000 Algerians in France cast their vote on the opening day of the polls (Bertrand Langlois/AFP)
France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17, according to Agence France Presse.
The vote opened early Saturday morning for France's largest immigrant population, estimated to be approximately 815,000 people, and will remain open until Thursday.
Incumbent-and ailing-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika is largely expected to win an unprecedented fourth term of office.
Over 90,000 Algerians cast their votes thus far in the French polls, with votes split in all directions.
"I've always voted for Bouteflika. I know he will win," said one voter, 68-year-old Ahmed.
For other voters, Bouteflika's main rival Ali Benflis represents "hope for change" and a way to move away from "the old way of doing things and the cronyism".
Polls for the elections will close at the end of April 17 for both Algerians living in Algeria as well as those abroad.