Benali and Bouzit to head army and DRS?
Algeria followers have been wondering since Abdelaziz Bouteflika shook up his general staff in July (MC 1166) who will replace [...]
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s fourth term in office is now well underway but clans within the presidential circle are already positioning themselves to take over if the leader’s health forces him to stand down. Highly comfortable in his role as stand-in for the [...]
Abdelaziz Bouteflika wants would-be challengers to emerge from the woodworks before officially announcing his intention to stand for a fourth term in next April’s presidential elections. But he’s already weighing his choice of a campaign director, a highly strategic job. [...]