n Conflict Trends -

Volume 2019 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


“I think it’s a continuity of the system, since the heads are the heads of the old system that was rejected by the population. Moreover, it’s empty political programmes, so here we talk about things that are unachievable with our economy, it’s like selling dreams to little kids.”1 These are the words of a young Algerian protester who was one of thousands of protesters who marched every Friday for nine months to demand change. The protests forced the longserving president of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to rescind a plan to contest for a fifth term before he was eventually forced to resign after 20 years in charge.

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