Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, elected in 1999, has stopped short of saying he will run for a third time. Yet he supports ending the two term limit in order to "enshrine Algeria's democracy and confirm solid and durable institutions".
Algeria's parliament voted overwhelemingly in favor of the constitutional amendment by 500 votes to 21, with eight abstentions. But critics say the vote, conducted by raising hands, was not a secret ballot.
Bouteflika holds a large majority in parliament, where elected officials were recently granted a considerable president-approved pay raise.
Does abolishing presidential term limits help or hurt Algeria's arguable democracy?
Andrea Sanke's guests are:
Amel Boubekeur, leader of the Islam and Europe Programme at the Centre for European Policy Studies.
Jean Lamore, a writer and specialist on Algeria.
Dr Mourad Dhina, co-founder and member of the Secretariat for the Rachad Movement.
Scott Carpenter, Senior fellow at the Washington Institute and Former Deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Near East Affairs.