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Against the Army: Algeria’s Anti-government Protests
Against the Army: Algeria’s Anti-government Protests

Author(s): Sara Nowacka
Subject(s): Civil Society, Government/Political systems, Military policy, Politics and society, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Algeria; anti-government protests; Algerian army; mediation between the army and protesters; new regime; abandoning former regime;
Summary/Abstract: For over a year, anti-government protests have been ongoing in Algeria. Demonstrators are demanding the establishment of a new cabinet which would not be associated with the former regime. These aspirations were not met by the presidential election that took place in December 2019. Most Algerians boycotted the poll, criticising the links between the candidates and the army. Algerian lower officers expressed support for the protesters’ demands. The European Union, which is Algeria’s most important trading partner, could initiate mediation between the army and protesters.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English