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Election reinforces the regime’s control of Algeria

Monday, May 8, 2017

Significance

The National Liberation Front (FLN) and Democratic National Rally (RND) received the most seats, as expected, amid widespread voter apathy.

Impacts

  • The government will continue its austerity strategy in response to the low oil price, and face more social tension and protests.
  • The young generation will lose even more trust in the political system and opt for protest, resignation and emigration.
  • The supporters of security and economic cooperation with the United States within the regime were strengthened.
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