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ALGERIA: A wave of demonstrations in the country.

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For months now, the Algerian population has been on the streets demanding the purge of the system of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The strongman of the country at present, General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, demanded that the access to the capital be formally forbidden to the demonstrators as well as the buses and the cars likely to transport them.

The demonstrations reach quite disturbing proportions. Since the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April 2019 after 20 years of rule, Acting President Abdelkader Bensalah announced that elections will be held on December 12, 2019 to put an end to this disastrous situation which risks plunging the country into chaos.

However, before any election, the Algerians demand the establishment of new institutions and the dismissal of General Ahmed Gaid Salah who wants imperatively that the presidential be held at the end of this year.

To recall that the elections were to be held on July 4, 2019 but, for lack of candidates, they were postponed, and for the moment, no national consensus was found for a specific date.