In a lengthy piece on Algeria’s succession dilemma, we have this:
At least six opposition parties boycotted the elections, arguing that the results were determined well ahead of the voting and that the ballot would not change the nature of the governing regime. One of the many opposition movements, Barakat (“Enough”), regularly demonstrated for peaceful change after it was announced that Bouteflika would seek a fourth term.
Sounds like something we could use…
Algeria is well worth our attention and prayers, the last thing we need is another country in MENA going in the tank.