Monday, 18 April 2011
Algeria: Constitutional reform: another week of postponement
Reports of ministerial changes, constitutional reforms and such like, coming from usually very reliable sources, have been rolled out by the regime almost on a weekly basis for around three months but with little or no consequence.
This is partly because the regime is trying to buy time, but also because it does not know what to do. It fears that any concession will open a door that can never be closed. This is what is happening on the socio-economic front with almost every interest group in the country being paid-off with wage rises and similar deals to stop them taking their economic demands to the political level.
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