The Debate

After Bouteflika: Will Algeria protests force out old guard?

What next for Algeria? Citizens have scored a first victory with the announcement that the name of the country's incapacitated president won't be put up for a fifth term. Along the way, they've proven wrong the warnings that protests would foment chaos and a return to civil war. So is this a victory for peaceful change? Perhaps not yet. A new constitution has been promised, but no timetable has been set. Nor has a departure date for Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who's still officially head of state.


Produced by Yi SONG, Alessandro XENOS and Ingri BERGO.

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