March 12, 2019

EARLY SPRING:

Thousands demand quick change in Algeria after Bouteflika concessions (Lamine Chikhi, 3/12/19, Reuters) 

Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi and protest groups will join a conference planning Algeria's future, government and political sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and U.N. special envoy, is expected to chair the conference that will oversee the transition, draft a new constitution and set the date for elections, a government source said.

Crowds who came back onto the streets on Tuesday demanded quicker action.

"The whole system must disappear immediately. Our battle will continue," 25-year-old student Noureddine Habi said in central Algiers as others chanted: "We want this system to go".

Posted by at March 12, 2019 7:55 AM

  

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