The head of Algeria's constitutional council stepped down Tuesday after weeks facing the ire of protesters, state television reported.
Protesters have targeted the "3B" -- Belaiz, Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui, and Abdelkader Bensalah who served as upper house speaker until being appointed interim president after Bouteflika's resignation.
Bensalah has defended his appointment under constitutional rules and has pledged a transparent vote, to be held on July 4.
The constitutional council is tasked with vetting election candidates, as well as ensuring the regularity of the polls.
Later that month Algerians took to the streets to rally against Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in polls initially schedule for April.
The demonstrations swelled and spread nationwide, with protesters calling for a broad overhaul of the political system following the president's departure.
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