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Vol 53 No 11

Published 25th May 2012


Algeria

Bouncing the Spring

The Islamist electoral challenge petered out but a low turnout and spoiled ballots dented the credibility of the polls

The Alliance d’Algérie verte (Green Alliance) of ‘moderate Islamist’ parties was severely disappointed by its poor showing in the 10 May elections. The parties had not been alone in believing they could emulate their Muslim Brotherhood-inspired cousins, the Parti de la justice et du développement in neighbouring Morocco.

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