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Jul 18, 2019 | 16:56 GMT

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Algeria: Civil Society Group Nominates Opposition Representatives for Talks With Interim Government

What Happened: Algeria's Civil Forum for Change has proposed 13 individuals to speak on behalf of the country's opposition in mediation and discussion efforts with the interim government and military, TSA reported July 17.

Why It Matters: Upcoming talks between the interim government and opposition representatives will indicate how much the temporary administration is willing to include Algeria's opposition in shaping the country's political future.

Background: The proposed representatives all meet the opposition's selection criteria of having no ties to the previous government of then-President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika and no involvement in corruption cases, among other demands.

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