Population: 39.5 mn.
GDP: $210.5 bn.
Debt: $6.0 bn.

After 76-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika's stroke in 2013, all eyes are on April's presidential elections when he intends to stand for a fourth term. Constitutional changes may introduce a vice-president to share his work load. The failure to provide jobs and services will lead to regular protests all over Algeria. 

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  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Après moi, moi

Despite his infirmity, Bouteflika is set to run again in April for a fourth term. The ruling elite is bereft of political or economic ideas

  • Vol 54 No 19
  •  20th September 2013

Boutef's miracle return

After reshuffles to the intelligence services and government, the President is unexpectedly back from the dead

  • Vol 54 No 15
  •  19th July 2013

Leadership in limbo

Policy and politics are at a standstill as Bouteflika lingers on as President, with no solution to the succession

  • Vol 53 No 23
  •  16th November 2012

No spring in the step

Popular discontent remains widespread but unfocused. The looming presidential succession may sharpen choices and increase tension

  • Vol 53 No 11
  •  25th May 2012

Bouncing the Spring

The Islamist electoral challenge petered out but a low turnout and spoiled ballots dented the credibility of the polls

  • Vol 53 No 6
  •  16th March 2012

The neighbours start talking

A new warmth in relations could mean the reopening of the common border but agreement on Western Sahara remains problematic

  • Vol 52 No 25
  •  16th December 2011

Waiting for a breakthrough

Islamists are manoeuvring to take centre stage in Algeria, where efforts to create a national protest movement have been stifled.

  • Vol 52 No 19
  •  23rd September 2011

No springtime in Algiers

The ageing elite which supported Gadaffi to keep revolutions at bay now faces much bigger challenges at home

  • Vol 52 No 8
  •  15th April 2011

Boutef holds back the wave

Algiers calculates that astute state spending will counter growing political anger at unemployment, corruption and chronic housing shortages

  • Vol 50 No 24
  •  4th December 2009

Football fuss

Algeria and Egypt stopped just short of war over qualification for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa. We hear that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had considered a special forces intervention if Algeria lost a group play-off match to decide Afric...

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