Sibylline Insight Series

Sibylline Podcast - Algeria - Bouteflika’s Resignation Drives Establishment Infighting

April 4, 2019

On 2 April, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned from office, leaving Algeria’s political future uncertain. This was the culmination of nearly two months of protests, which look unlikely to subside as the establishment seeks to retain power. The concessions to demonstrators have encouraged demands for substantive constitutional reforms, which the military and political elite may be unwilling to grant. Infighting within the establishment will directly impact business operations.

Key points include:

  • The developments that caused Bouteflika’s resignation
  • The political ramifications of his departure
  • Likely impact on business

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