The arrival of the 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika comes amid massive demonstrations demanding he withdraw his candidacy for a fifth term as president.
Algeria's war of independence continues to define how the state has evolved, yet promises made but not kept are what concerns the younger generation.
The Algerian government must adopt steps to counter the massive disinterest in the democratic system, and regain the trust of a people who are living in conditions that are ripe for slipping into a struggle for revolution
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