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Algeria: Ex-president’s brother jailed for 15 years

Said Bouteflika, the brother of Algeria’s former president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was accused and put on trial for conspiring against the state and undermining the military. The trail lasted for two days. Said Bouteflika was regarded as the person behind the presidency of his brother, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Two other former secret service chiefs, Mohamed Mediene and Bachir Tartag were also sentenced together with Said. A political party head Louisa Hanoune also suffered similar fate. Said and other convicts were first detained in…

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Algeria: Presidential election to take place in December

Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has announced in a televised speech on Sunday that presidential election will take place this year. According to Bensalah, an election to choose a new president will take place on December 12. Algerians for months now have been agitating, demanding political reforms in the North African nation. They wanted a complete overhaul of the political structure in the country after such protests for most parts of this year forced former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika out of power. Bouteflika had ruled for 20 years and wanted to…

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Algeria Uprise Ex-Presidents Leaders OP-ED 

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Date april 2 2019 Algerian Parliament to make President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation official Both houses of Algeria’s Parliament are meeting next week to take official note of the country not having a leader after the resignation under pressure of its president. A senator from former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s FLN party, Abdelouahab Benzaim, says the two houses plan to meet on Tuesday. If the president’s office is vacated, the Algerian Constitution calls for the head of the upper house to serve as leader for a maximum of 90 days before an…

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