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Unrest in Algeria: The window is closing fast

Ghettas, Lakhdar (2011) Unrest in Algeria: The window is closing fast. International Affairs at LSE (12 Apr 2011). Website.

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“Algeria is ‘sitting on a volcano’.” We will continue to sift for opportunities to support reform, and should be prepared to offer our frank but private opinion of Algeria’s progress along the way”. This was how David Pearce, the former U.S. ambassador to Algiers, concluded his report to the Department of State four days after the April 2009 presidential elections. An election which paved the way for a third term for Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, following an amendment of the constitution, in November 2008, which removed the restriction on only two consecutive mandates. Algerians and close observers of Algerian affairs did not of course need Wikileaks cables to know that Algeria has been sitting on a volcano.

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Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 08:04
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:38

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