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Vol 58 No 10

Published 12th May 2017


Polls provide no answers

Election apathy and crony capitalism remain untouched by Algeria's latest brush with democracy

Many of Algeria's décideurs – those who hold the reins of power – are relieved that France's presidential election saw a younger generation of establishment candidates defeat their conservative rivals. The winner, Emmanuel Macron, had previously demonstrated his alignment with the Algerian leadership and welcomed calls for enhanced investment.

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