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Algeria: What's the Choice? Incumbent Bouteflika Votes in Wheelchair

Abdelaziz Bouteflika may get easily re-elected. Nonetheless, most Algerians will tell you that today's presidential election marks a new and perhaps more uncertain era. The 77-year-old Bouteflika cast his ballot from a wheelchair, after appearing not even once on his own campaign trail. So, how long can frustration over corruption and red tape simmer before it spills into the political arena? And what role for the heirs of the Islamists whose victory was thwarted two decades ago?

By François PICARD

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Mansouria MOKHEFI

Special Advisor, Middle East and North Africa Programme at IFRI

Madjid SI HOCINE

Secretary General of the Franco-Algeria Forum

Hamza HAMOUCHENE

Algerian activist and founding member of Algeria Solidarity Campaign

Malika AKROUF

Former UNDP Representative and former United Nations Coordinator

Catherine NORRIS TRENT

France 24 Journalist

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease (part 2)

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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2014-10-15 France

France and fiscal discipline: French budget under scrutiny from Brussels

France is facing the wrath of Brussels over its deficit, and is also at odds with Germany over the austerity versus growth debate. New economy minister Emmanuel Macron has...

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2014-10-15 Budget

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France is facing the wrath of Brussels over its deficit, and is also at odds with Germany over the austerity versus growth debate. New economy minister Emmanuel Macron has...

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2014-10-14 civil war

Coalition of the unwilling: Turkey launches airstrikes against Kurdish separatists (part 2)

Turkey has swung into action with air strikes - not against the jihadists of the IS group who are besieging the Syrian border town of Kobani, but rather against the outlawed...

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