Institute for Social Science Research on Algeria

The Algerian Hirak: From a Protest Movement to a Meaningful Political Dynamic

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On February 22nd, 2019, Algerians took to the streets to express their rejection of Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s ambition to run for a fifth presidential term. It soon became apparent that this demand was nothing but a prelude to a broader protest movement calling for radical change in governance and the democratic renewal of the political class.


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