Tag: Ali Benflis

Algeria: Former Top Army Officer, Former PM Become First Candidates for April Elections

January 21, 2019

Retired army General Ali Ghediri Saturday announced his intent to run for the 2019 Presidential elections, becoming therefore the first candidate for the much-awaited elections ... Read More

Algeria: Controversial Amended Constitution Re-introduces two-term limit

February 8, 2016

Algerian lawmakers Sunday re-introduced two-term limit into the national constitution formerly removed by President Bouteflika in a move to stay in power for life. The ... Read More

Algeria: Constitutional amendment begins, first consultation held

June 2, 2014

As promised during the campaign, President Bouteflika has paved the way for the amendment of the constitution despite certain criticisms and boycotts by some opposition ... Read More

Egypt’s Old Guard Back in Power: Al-Sisi in Bouteflika’s Footsteps?

April 21, 2014

After Abdelaziz Bouteflika claimed a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's leader and his main rival, Ali Benflis, has ... Read More

Algeria’s Bouteflika Claims Victory, Opposition Claims Fraud

April 18, 2014

Supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have claimed that the incumbent president has won a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's ... Read More

Algeria’s Crack-Down on Protesters as Polls Begin

April 17, 2014

After Amnesty International accused the authorities in Algeria of silencing critics and stepping up curbs on freedom of expression before the presidential election to be ... Read More

Algeria: Presidential campaign gathers momentum

June 19, 2013

With the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for next spring, Algeria seems to be heading toward a direction with uncertain outcomes. President Bouteflika who has ruled ... Read More