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Algeria's President Crafts a Succession Plan

MIN READDec 29, 2015 | 23:20 GMT

Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika is pictured at a meeting at the Zeralda private residence in Algiers.
Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika is pictured at a meeting at the Zeralda private residence in Algiers.

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Algeria's long-serving president has been in ill health for some time, raising questions about what will happen once he is no longer in office. The president is making constitutional and institutional changes to prepare the country for his successor and preserve Algeria's civilian government....

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