In spite of low expected voter turn-out, the regime is expected to ignore protestor demands and do its best to claim a win for stability.
Removing military control over Algeria's politics is a lengthy process that will not be ended by protests or elections.
To maintain their grip on power, the DRS is accused of carrying out large-scale violence, which includes rampant killings and assassinations, and has a history of undermining the country's civilian governments.
Protesters have been mobilised by calls on social media after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to run for fifth term in upcoming election.
Algeria’s current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika might be 81-years old and ailing, but that may not stop him for running for a fifth term.
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
Algeria may have the right ingredients for a full-blown popular uprising, but the newly healed scars of the last civil war make Algerians think twice about revolting.
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