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FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAMICS WIN IN ALGERIA

The government said Thursday that the fundamentalist Islamic opposition has won a clear majority of seats in Algeria's municipal and provincial elections.

The fundamentalist victory in the country's first multiparty elections since independence from France in 1962 was the first outright election victory for an Islamic fundamentalist party in any Arab country.In neighboring Tunisia and Morocco, which have refused to recognize the fundamentalists as political parties, leaders expressed fears that the apparent success of extremism in Algeria would eventually affect all the countries of northern Africa.