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Population: 45.61m (2023 forecast)
GDP: $163bn
Debt: 70.3 % of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Desperately seeking legitimacy

The new President will struggle to assert himself and break free from the military and the Deep State

The sudden death on 23 December of military strongman Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaïd Salah may prove more significant for Algeria's future than the election on 12 December of a...

First among unequals

The gap between Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his rivals in the 12 December presidential election was sufficient to give the 73-year-old a big win, with 58.14% of the vote, according to...

Two visions lock horns

The military is digging in and it will take more than weekly demos to dislodge the autocrats

The activists of El Hirak ('the movement'), who have been pitting thousands of protestors against the sclerotic ruling class every Friday for nine months, had high hopes of forcing...

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 ...

'Roll more heads'

Deputy Defence Minister and Chief of Staff Lt Gen Ahmed Gaïd Salah is continuing a purge of Algeria's elite to try to persuade demonstrators, who have been filling the streets...

Protests flush out the old guard

Popular anger has finally unravelled the Bouteflika power network. Cronies are under arrest and there are doubts the deep state can survive

Over the 20 years before President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on 2 April, Algeria-watchers took to comparing the political outlook to making mayonnaise. Resistance to poor servi...


A spring in the step

The president may be on his way out, but who will replace him is far from clear as the protest movement ploughs on

The Arab Spring has finally reached Algeria. People power on a scale not seen in 30 years forced elderly and infirm President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to agree not to stand for a fifth...

A stasis of emergency

Bouteflika looks certain to stand again. Sick, isolated and out of ideas, he is a cipher for a political system that is out of time

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's quiet mid-January visit to his cardiologist in Grenoble reminded Algerians that for all the country's economic and social problems, politics remain...

The sick men of North Africa

Grey heads are rolling throughout the establishment as Bouteflika’s circle purges rivals, clearing the way for his fifth term of office

Presidents routinely use 1 November, when Algeria commemorates the start of its war of liberation from France, to call for accelerated economic reforms which will reduce reliance o...

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