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Population: 40.6 mn.
GDP: $159.05 bn.
Debt: $5.46 bn.

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Patriot games

The government's friends will win the elections but militias are profilerating

With all the country's leading legal opposition parties committed to participating in general elections on 5 June, a constitution in place which gives the presidency scope to contr...

The parties line up

Rassemblement National Démocratique (RND): Algeria's newest party is expected to win because of its close relations with the presidency. RND leader Abdelkader Bensalah is Pr...

The battle for power

The murder campaign during Ramadan shows that the Islamists remain undefeated and points to fierce in-fighting in the regime

Ramadan is over but the wave of terror during the holy month leaves a bitter legacy. Dozens of villagers died in attacks by Groupe Islamique Armé units – many had thei...

Voting amid terror

The referendum is over, the generals are entrenched but the terror continues

Officially, the turnout was just under 80 per cent. The government claimed that, of those who voted, just over 85 per cent voted 'Yes'. Even the regime's closest European supporter...

Towards breaking point

Foreign backers talk up economic and military successes but few Algerians believe their problems are nearly over

After a long pause to bask in his unexpectedly comfortable victory in November's presidential election (AC Vol 37 No 2), President Lamine Zeroual has moved to consolidate his polit...

Divided they rise

'The book is closed definitively' on the Front Islamique du Salut, President Lamine Zeroual has told other participants in his political dialogue. The 'eradication' policy favoured...

Digging deep

The discovery of a gigantic oil and gas field that could more than double national output greatly strengthens a government which has looked besieged by Islamists. It allows Preside...

Soldiers hold on

Democratisation is the slogan but the soldiers are not letting go. On 12 May, President Lamine Zeroual unveiled a political reform package which looks forward to a 'national confer...

Zeroual's next move

Disarray in the Islamist opposition is making the President more confident

Following his convincing win in November's election, President Lamine Zeroual faces the much harder task of holding legislative elections this year. Harder for him because he hasn'...

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