NARCO ANALYSIS: Algeria and Mauritania: Abdelazizan, 8 terms, & 40 years

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Algeria and Mauritania are on the cusps of 2019 presidential elections. And the likely outcome will be a combined eight terms and forty years for the incumbents.

In Algeria, pieces are being prepositioned for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fifth consecutive five-year presidential term.

In Mauritania, President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz is lining up for a third consecutive five-year term. And the Abdelazizan (for all you Arabic speakers out there) have each other’s back.

But their paths to staying in office differ considerably. And if they don’t stay, the political landscape in both countries is very uncertain.

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