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As succession looms, tensions rise in presidential clan
The race to succeed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, which has taken on a greater urgency since the Algerian leader’s stay at the Alembert Clinic in Grenoble on November 13-16, has prompted a mood of suspicion verging on paranoia in Algiers. [...]
Two clans vying for post-Bouteflika power
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 [. [...]