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Algeria: In Focus [Updated March 18, 2019]   [open pdf - 439KB]

From the Document: "A sudden surge of large, peaceful protests opposing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth five-year term in office is bringing questions about Algeria's presidential succession and political future to the fore. President Bouteflika (82) is in evident ill health and has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke in 2013. On March 11, 2019, he announced in a written statement that he was rescinding his candidacy and that elections slated for April would be delayed indefinitely to allow a 'national conference' to draft a new constitution. Protests have since grown as many demonstrators have interpreted the announcement as unresponsive to their concerns and a de facto unilateral extension of Bouteflika's current term."

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CRS In Focus, IF11116
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2019-03-18
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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