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?
Special Advisor, Middle East and North Africa Programme at IFRI
Madjid SI HOCINE
Secretary General of the Franco-Algeria Forum
Algerian activist and founding member of Algeria Solidarity Campaign
Former UNDP Representative and former United Nations Coordinator
Catherine NORRIS TRENT
France 24 Journalist