The Report: Why are Algerians Protesting against their president?


Thousands of Algerians all around the world took the streets protesting against president Abdelaziz Bouteflika demanding that he step down. The 82 year old who served in the Algerian independence war, suffered a stroke in 2013 and has been rarely seen since. His campaign manager announced on national television that the president will be running for a fifth term, despite protests. What does this mean for the Algerian people and is there any chance he will step down?

Dr Dalia Ghanem
Resident scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon

Ibrahim Daouadji
General Secretary, O.S.A.T.A, Algeria

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Tue, 5 Mar 2019 11:00 pm

30 mins

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