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Vol 49 No 1

Published 11th January 2008

Elite and underground politics

Islamist militants vie with ageing autocrats for political supremacy while the region’s voters look for jobs and security

Algeria starts 2008 haunted by the threat of a return to wide-ranging Islamist terrorism and political inertia as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looks set to change the constitution to secure a third term in power.

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