A groundswell of popular unrest has ended Bouteflika’s twenty-year rule and brought Algeria to a fork in the road.
The regime should embark on substantive reforms and enter dialogue with protest leaders in order to prevent the cycle of mass protests and repressive counter-measures spiralling out of control.
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On 2 April, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s aging and ailing president, resigned under pressure from the military.
The move was the result of five weeks of street protests at the prospect of Bouteflika running for an unprecedented fifth term in…