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Vol 57 No 13

Published 24th June 2016


Algeria

Political plots in a slow month

The latest reshuffle promises more effective economic policies but the generals keep a wary eye on the presidential clan

Amid the more relaxed atmosphere of the month of Ramadan, political soothsayers in Algiers are swinging from one forecast, such as the revived ruling clique beginning serious economic reform, to a completely contrary one, such as restive generals launching a palace coup to rein in the clan of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. On the face of it, his 11 June reshuffle shows the revived confidence of the presidential group.

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