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Vol 54 No 15

Published 19th July 2013


Algeria

Leadership in limbo

Policy and politics are at a standstill as Bouteflika lingers on as President, with no solution to the succession

The return of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Algiers on 16 July after nearly three months of medical treatment in Paris resolved neither the questions about his health nor the future leadership of Algeria. His doctors said he had suffered a transient ischaemic attack, or mini-stroke, on 27 April, but scant news followed.

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