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Algeria: In Focus [Updated April 25, 2019]   [open pdf - 441KB]

From the Document: "President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) stepped down on April 2, 2019, in the face of large, peaceful protests, ushering in a new era of political uncertainty in Algeria. The protests first erupted in February in opposition to Bouteflika's candidacy for a fifth term, despite his evident ill health and advanced age, in elections originally slated for April. On March 11, Bouteflika had renounced his reelection bid while delaying elections indefinitely pending constitutional and electoral reforms. Protests continued. Bouteflika ultimately stepped down after the military chief of staff, Gen. Ahmed Gaïd Salah--previously viewed as an ally--publicly called for constitutional impeachment procedures."

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CRS In Focus, IF11116
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2019-04-25
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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