Algeria 2014 – Bouteflika wins again

The title of this post says it all. Despite all the reported health problems and lack of public appearances or campaigning, Abdelaziz Bouteflika won the 2014 Presidential election in a convincing fashion. Unsurprisingly, the legitimacy of the result was disputed. Ali Benflis (the runner up and former Prime Minister) said […]

Algeria 2014 – Bouteflika runs again

Algeria has been an independent nation since July 1962. For 15 of those years (since 1999), the country’s President has been Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He has had much experience in previous administrations and guided Algeria out of a period of violence in the 90’s. The nation also benefits from vast income […]