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. [...]
“Special” Arab Spring budget this year
Algeria’s largesse will know few limits in 2012. The budget for the new year, confirmed by president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, breaks the piggy bank of many government departments. The leadership’s aim is to counter potential unrest by showing people that Algeria’s [. [...]
A scenario for early elections
In announcing a constitutional reform as well as changes in legislation regarding elections and political parties, Abdelaziz Bouteflika opened a door to early elections without specifically saying so. And such a possibility is being openly discussed in ruling government circles. [...]