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Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Surprise of No One, Bouteflika Wins

Everyone including his enemies expected Abdelaziz Bouteflika to win a fourth term, and he has done so, with 81.5% of the vote. It is perhaps telling that this is down from the 90% margin claimed in he 2009 elections.

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