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Vol 60 No 17

Published 30th August 2019


Waiting on the general

No longer posing as an avuncular placeman, Gaïd Salah has emerged as Algeria's key power-broker

It seems a very long time since Algeria-watchers questioned whether a political beast with ambitions to control the military/security establishment and its 'deep state' structures – known in Algeria as le pouvoir ('the powers-that-be') – was lying within the unlikely figure of Deputy Defence Minister and Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah.

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