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Vol 57 No 2

Published 22nd January 2016


Algeria

Frail constitutions

To little fanfare and amid speculation that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health has worsened again, Algeria finally unveiled its new constitution. It offers a clearer separation of powers, a few more prerogatives for the legislature and a commitment to civil liberties. Military chiefs declared their satisfaction that the army would keep its leading role in what the constitutional preamble claims will be a more democratic country.

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