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Latest update : 2012-05-11

The Algerian Way: elections greeted with apathy and scepticism

Ask Algerians about their parliamentary elections and they’ll talk about "le pouvoir", the murky military-backed clans that pull the strings of power. François Picard’s panel weighs in on why elections may not matter just yet in an oil and gas-rich nation wary of Arab Spring protests against inequality.

  • Malek SERRAI. Chairman of the Algerian International Consult; Former advisor to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (from Algiers);
  • Philipp NAYLOR. Historian, Marquette University (from Wisconsin, USA);
  • Amel BOUBEKEUR. Research Fellow, ENS and EHESS;
  • Eve IRVINE. France 24 Special Correspondent in Algiers.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

Watch the second part here.

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 2)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes beyond...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 1)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes beyond...

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2015-03-02 Assassinations

The murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who killed charismatic opposition figure? (part 2)

Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Tens of thousands turned out on Sunday in Moscow and elsewhere to pay tribute to the onetime heir to Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. Nemtsov may have since...

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