The key issue: Unexpected protests in Algeria threaten the political and social stability of Europe’s third-largest gas supplier.
Interfax analysis: The recent mass protests against attempts by Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term in office have remained largely peaceful. However, they could threaten recent efforts by the government to maintain the interest of investors and reform the country’s energy industry through a new hydrocarbon law.
Many believe Bouteflika is unfit for the job – he suffered a stroke in 2013 and has...
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