Algerian elections: False specificity, dangerous status quo and reform in waiting

The result of the parliamentary elections of May has apparently preserved the political status quo in Algeria. While Islamist parties have come to power in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt, is there an Algerian specificity? Is the Islamist answer that emerged in 1991 definitely outdated?

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