The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

The Democratic Popular Kingdom of Algeria

The Democratic Popular Kingdom of Algeria
On the announcement that Said Bouteflika, brother of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, is launching a political party. Long the go-to business connection for the Boutef clan, this could mean an attempt to secure a brother-to-brother presidential succession. Yet another Arab republic goes the way of a monarchy.