Algeria

Algeria

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

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 12
  •  13th June 2014

Adrift in dangerous waters

Bouteflika’s infirmity symbolises a rudderless state. The regime lacks the strength to produce domestic reform or regional reliability

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Take the lead if you can

Reports of Algerian forces operating in Libya underline the size of the regional security challenge and raise questions about Algiers’ leadership

  • 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

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