Algeria's 19-year-long state of emergency will be lifted "in the very near future", President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (pictured) said on Thursday. The move comes amid mounting pressure from opponents inspired by events in Egypt and Tunisia.
REUTERS - Algeria's state of emergency, in force for the past 19 years, will be lifted in the very near future, official media quoted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as saying on Thursday.
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The lifting of the state of emergency will happen "in the very near future," Algeria's official APS news agency quoted Bouteflika as telling a meeting with ministers.
Bouteflika also said the government should adopt new measures to promote job creation, and that Algerian television and radio, which are controlled by the state, should give airtime to all political parties, the official APS news agency reported.
Date created : 2011-02-03