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President Bouteflika spoke for the first time since the beginning of the demonstrations in Algeria, via a statement, on March 7, 2019. AFP (archives)

The Algerian Crisis Of March 2019

Since last February 22, Algeria has been shaken by street demonstrations that occur almost simultaneously in all the 48 provinces of the country.  Working on the assumption that the people’s anger is entirely spontaneous, its immediate origin is the announcement by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika  he wants to run for his fifth term, which should start following the elections scheduled for next April.

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