The second biggest country in Africa holds its presidential election tomorrow, and we already know who the winner is. Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika will almost certainly be re-elected to a third term in office.
Campaigning for the Algerian presidential election ends on Monday, with the final voting to take place on April 9. Many have questioned the fairness of the race, and the African Union plans to send a mission to monitor the polling.
This edition of "The Week in the Maghreb" is on the the Algerian presidential elections. What does the youth of today there expect? What happened to the council flats promised in 2004? And why is the Algerian community in France in the spotlight?
Campaigning began on Thursday for Algeria's April 9 presidential election, amid criticism that current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika will most likely win a third term. The parliament voted last year to allow him to run again.
In this edition: the Pakistani blogosphere celebrates the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry; in Algeria web users call for a boycott of the presidential election set for April 9 as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeks a third mandate.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and ten other candidates formally declared they are in the running for the April 9 presidential election. The Algerian parliament voted in November to remove the two-term limit.
In this edition: Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Algerian president, unveils presidential bid, the poor legal protection of women in Morocco and 'Attarab', a music group founded by young Tunisian students is proving a big hit in France.