Le Pouvoir and the Algerian Deep State

Written by: Alex El Ghaoui Massive anti-government protests in Algeria have led to the resignation on April 2 of eighty-two-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after twenty years in power. Former President Bouteflika, the longest-serving head of state in Algeria‚Äôs history, had rarely been seen in public after suffering a paralyzing stroke in 2013. In fact, in…