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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. [...]
Who will run Bouteflika's campaign?
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. [...]