Election posters have been vandalised by replacing the faces of candidates with those of people detained by the government.
With Algeria and Sudan ousting longstanding leaders, ongoing unrest in the Gaza Strip and protests in both Iraq and Lebanon, there is a feeling that change could once again be sweeping across the region.
Algeria’s fate is clouded with uncertainty as unseen forces within its ruling elite battle for supremacy, while doing their best to survive the continuing calls for meaningful change across the country.
Algeria's Army Chief of Staff Ahmed Gaed Salah called for the impeachment of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on the basis that he is unfit for service.
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